THE LONG RED SCARF by Nette Hilton


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In a cheerful, amusingly repetitive, nicely cadenced voice, an unseen narrator tells how ""my grandfather""--admiring fishing crony Jake's cozy neckpiece--tries to get one of his female relatives to knit one for him. But Great-aunt Maude is too busy farming, and doesn't know how to knit anyway; Cousin Isabel is up a ladder, decorating a room for her new baby. She offers him yarn if he'll knit the scarf himself, and--after a cold night and the discovery that Jake actually knit his scarf--Grandfather decides that he can do it too. Using, like Gammell, a whole rainbow of colors, Power fills her pages with lively detail: a giddy patchwork afghan, old Jake's cluttered Australian homestead, kangaroos browsing by the creek at night. Unusually good-humored and appealing.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Carolrhoda