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