Warm As Wool by Scott Russell Sanders
(Aladdin Picture Books)

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Living in the Ohio wilderness in 1804, Betsy Ward sets out to build a flock of sheep and, despite predation, illness, and death, manages to create warm clothing for her children. By the author of Aurora Means Dawn.
 

About Scott Russell Sanders

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Sanders studied at Brown University before going on, as a Marshall Scholar, to complete a Ph.D. in English literature at Cambridge University. In 1971 he joined the faculty of Indiana University, where he is Distinguished Professor of English and director of the Wells Scholars Program.
 
Published September 30, 1992 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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meanwhile, Betsy shears the unlucky dead and makes her children garments to protect them from the cold.

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In this modest tale set in 1803 Ohio, a pioneer mother has a plan to keep her children warm: it starts with sheep purchased with coins she'd been saving from her former days in Connecticut.

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