The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen

January 30, 2011 - 5:34 pm No Comments

Okay, this book about made me cry. It is SO sweet and is such a good example of doing for others and not asking for recognition. LOVE it! Sarah, an elderly widow, notices a boy dressed in blue at the bus stop who has no mittens. She knits him a pair of blue mittens and hangs them on the tree by the bus stop. He finds them and is then able to throw snowballs with the other kids. Then Sarah notices a little girl who has mittens that don’t match, so she goes home and knits a pair of mittens for her and hangs them on the tree. She knits and knits and knits and soon has enough to fill up the tree with mittens for all the children, but her knitting basket is empty. Somehow though, someone figures out she is the one knitting the mittens and leaves a surprise for her on her front doorstep. Super sweet!

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