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Covington Branch J SCHAE C (Text) 33126022785871 Easy Available -
Erlanger Branch J SCHAE C (Text) 33126022785855 JFiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch J SCHAE C (Text) 33126022785848 JFiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0763674338
  • ISBN: 9780763674335
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unnumbered) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Sommerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: Included at the end of the book are photographs, descriptions, and provenance of the real artifacts.
Formatted Contents Note: Welcome -- Terrestrial globe (1810) -- Candle box (c.1800) -- Pie crimper (c. 1850) -- Rocking horse (c1860) -- Child's sled (1800s) -- Butter churn (c1850-1875) -- Sampler (c1798) -- Bandolier bag (c. mid- to late 1800s) -- Scrimshaw box (c. 1832-1856) -- Valentine (c. 1840-1860) -- Dolls (c. 1840, 1840-1870s, 1950) -- Weather vane (c1890) -- Carrying case (1852) -- Author's note.
Summary, etc.: "Combing real historical artifacts with fictional stories, Carole Lexa Schaefer brings each fascinating object to life by imagining the hands that might have made it and those that might have used it." --Dust jacket.
Subject: Handicraft Fiction
Decorative arts United States Fiction
Folk art United States Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.

  • Baker & Taylor
    A picture book introduction to 14 one-of-a-kind objects made by historical crafters and artisans invites children to marvel at the time and skill that went into creating such handmade examples as a pie crimper, a butter churn and a rocking horse.
  • Random House, Inc.
    A beautiful, one-of-a-kind volume invites readers to marvel at the time, effort, and care that went into creating handmade toys, tools, and treasures of the past.

    Whirr, buzz, hum. Before busy machines in factories turned out most of what we need and use, people crafted these items by hand. From a globe to a pie crimper, a butter churn to a rocking horse, this unique collection highlights fourteen one-of-a-kind objects — each one drafted, stitched, painted, or engraved by hand. Author Carole Lexa Schaefer draws inspiration from real historical artifacts to create thirteen short works of fiction, imagining the hands that might have made and used each item. Several artifacts can be traced to their origin, while others remain complete mysteries, making for a fascinating patchwork of fact, guesswork, and imagination. Illustrator Becca Stadtlander breathes color and charm into this handmade history, bringing to life the different objects, people, and times. The result is a singular glimpse of everyday objects and treasures alike — back when such things were made by hand.
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