Miss Fannie's Hat by Jan Karon
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Special edition of Jan Karon's best-selling children's book about faith and the rewards of unselfish love. Now includes an audio CD of the author reading the story.

About Jan Karon

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Jan Karon was born in North Carolina in 1937. After a career in advertising, she began writing a column in the Blowing Rocket. The column, about life in the small North Carolina town of Mitford, centered around an Episcopalian minister named Father Tim. Her Father Tim stories were collected into a book and published by a Christian publisher. She has won numerous awards for her work including the Christy Award for A New Song and the Gold Medallion Award for A New Song, A Common Life, In This Mountain, and Shepards Abiding. She has also written two children's book entitled Miss Fannie's Hat and Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny. In 2010 her book Shepherds Abiding hit the New York Times best seller list. Goffe writes and illustrates children's books. He also paints watercolors, teaches judo and plays his double bass in local jazz bands.
Published January 1, 1998 by Augsburg Fortress Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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PW called this tale about an elderly lady who sells her prized hat to finance a new church garden ""a cheerful story that offers a worthy message while avoiding a didactic tone."" All ages.

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In her first book for children, Karon (Out to Canaan) uses her own grandmother as model for the good-natured Miss Fannie, famous for the dazzling, wide-brimmed hats she wears to church each Sunday.

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