Three Balls Of Wool (Can Change The World)


Narrated by an eight-year-old child, a family moves from 1960s Fascist Portugal to Communist Czechoslovakia in search of a better future. But the new country is far from ideal. Graphic designs on pale gray paper capture the darkness of the new city. The buildings are gray boxes and everyone wears monotone, orange, green, or gray sweaters knit in the same pattern. The mother unravels the sweaters and mixes the colors and stitches, knitting different bold checks, zigzags, and stripes. A foreword by Amnesty International gives the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Back matter gives the history of Portugal from 1962 to 1974. Maps, as well  as the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights are included.  mjw
Title: Three Balls Of Wool (Can Change The World)
Author: Henriqueta Cristina
: Yaro Kono
: Enchanted Lion Books
: 2017
: Lyn Miller Lachman
Original Title
: Com 3 Novelos (O Mundo Da Muitas Voltas
Original Publisher
: Planeta Tangerina, Portugal
Original Copyright
: 2017
: 978-1-59270-220-6
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 3-9
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Portugal, Czechoslovakia
Author’s ethnicity
: Portuguese
Author’s residence
: Portugal
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Brazilian
Illustrator’s residence
: Portugal
: Europe, Knitting, Needlecrafts, Refugees

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