The Mitten

by Alvin Tresselt

On Sale: 10/26/1989

The Mitten

by Alvin Tresselt

illustrated by Yaroslova

On Sale: 10/26/1989


ALA Notable Children’s Book

Horn Book Fanfare

About the Book

* An ALA Notable Book * Horn Book Fanfare *

Award-winning author Alvin Tresselt retells the traditional Ukrainian folktale in his most popular children’s book, The Mitten.

Deep in the woods on the coldest day of winter a little boy drops his mitten. And that lost mitten stretches and stretches—and stretches—to provide shelter for many woodland creatures.

Originally published in 1964 and adapted from E. Rachev’s version of the Ukrainian folktale, Yaroslava’s distinctly charming illustrations and Alvin Tresselt’s detailed text are as timeless and universal as the story itself.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

A lovely picture book. - Horn Book Magazine

Recommended. - School Library Journal


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688092382
  • ISBN 10: 0688092381
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 10/26/1989
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / General

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