Illus. in full color. "A fresh and moving story of a mother s dedication to acquire a coat for her daughter in post-World War II hard times. Anna s mother decides to trade the few valuables she has left for wool and for the services of a spinner, a weaver, and a tailor. Lobel s pictures do a tremendous job of evoking the period. Insightful and informative, this may make children consider how precious the ordinary can become in times of turmoil."--(starred) Booklist.