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Abbie in Stitches

By Cynthia Cotten

It’s the early 1800s, and Abbie’s sister, Sarah, is a proper young lady who loves needlework. She has already made a sampler displaying her neat and even stitching. But when it becomes time for Abbie to make her sampler, she despairs – she hates needlework and would much rather curl up with one of the books on Papa’s shelf. How will she ever get through the long, tedious hours of needlework? And how can she pick a subject for a picture to sew when she really doesn’t care about the sampler at all? After considering what’s really important to her, Abbie completes the sampler in a way that is all her own.
 
Lovely pastel illustrations accompany this story about a girl who is not afraid to speak (or sew) what’s really on her mind – that she would rather be reading.
 
Abbie in Stitches is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2006

ISBN

0374300046


Format: Book
Author: Cotten, Cynthia
Summary: Growing up in western New York State in the early 1800s, Abbie would much rather read than embroider a sampler, which her mother and teacher insist she do, but she works hard after thinking of just the right picture and saying to include. Contains facts about education in the early nineteenth century.
Title: Abbie in stitches / Cynthia Cotten ; pictures by Beth Peck.
Publisher Date: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2006.
Subject: Embroidery -- Juvenile fiction. Schools -- History -- Juvenile fiction. Education -- History -- 19th century New York (State) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0374300046 9780374300043
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: P Cotten
Oclc: 54806021
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Bib Id: 277700

Format: Book
Author: Cotten, Cynthia
Summary: Growing up in western New York State in the early 1800s, Abbie would much rather read than embroider a sampler, which her mother and teacher insist she do, but she works hard after thinking of just the right picture and saying to include. Contains facts about education in the early nineteenth century.
Title: Abbie in stitches / Cynthia Cotten ; pictures by Beth Peck.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2006.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Embroidery -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Schools -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Education -- History -- 19th century
Subjects: New York (State) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Peck, Beth ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (T.p. verso).
LCCN: 2004043283
ISBN: 0374300046
ISBN: 9780374300043
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: P Cotten