Extra Yarn

by Mac Barnett
illustration by Jon Klassen

In a cold little town, Annabelle finds an ordinary box of colored yarn. Only there is nothing ordinary about it. She starts making sweaters: for herself, then Nate and his dog and then everyone and everything and — is that a pickup truck? But will she sell her remarkable yarn to the grasping archduke? Klassen’s pencil illustrations with carefully chosen highlights of color set the stage just right for this disarmingly simple tale. The illustrations work with Barnett's text to offer the allure of mystery and to confirm a child’s faith in magic.