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Miss Fannie's Hat (Picture Puffins) by…

Miss Fannie's Hat (Picture Puffins) (edition 2001)

by Jan Karon, Toni Goffe (Illustrator)

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Title:Miss Fannie's Hat (Picture Puffins)
Authors:Jan Karon
Other authors:Toni Goffe (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin (2001), Paperback, 32 pages
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Miss Fannie's Hat by Jan Karon



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This is a very sweet book about a little old lady and her collection of hats. She has a different hat for every occasion. She has so many hats that she decides she needs to do something useful with them. She decides on giving her very favorite beautiful hat away to raise money for charity. This money is used to plant beautiful flowers. Children love this story, because it teaches the lesson of giving in order to make the world a better place. The pictures are very pretty in this book and I enjoyed it a lot.
  crdutton | Oct 19, 2009 |
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"Miss Fannie has lots of hats. And each one is her favorite." At age 99, Miss Fannie has much history--and even more hats. She was wearing her green velour hat when she witnessed a terrible flood in 1916. Her wide-brimmed felt hat with the gleaming black feather reminds her of the hawk she caught to keep it from killing her hens and biddies. But her pink straw hat with silk roses truly is her favorite. For 35 years she's worn this hat to church every Easter Sunday, and "it always makes her feel brand-new, like Easter itself." She's not the only one who thinks it's special. When her handsome young preacher asks her to donate a hat to the church auction, Miss Fannie knows what she has to do. She takes a deep breath, thinks of her favorite verse from the Bible, "With God, all things are possible," and wraps up her pink straw hat. But she doesn't realize just how much is possible until the Easter Sunday after the auction.

Jan Kuron, popular author of the bestselling series for adults, The Mitford Years, as well as the children's book, Jeremy: The Tale of an Honest Bunny, crafts a pleasing story of a charming woman (based on Kuron's own grandmother) who reaps the sweet rewards of her generosity. Toni Goffe's warm, cartoonish illustrations will make readers smile. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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When ninety-nine-year-old Miss Fannie gives up her favorite pink straw hat with the roses, to help raise money for her church, she receives an unexpected reward.

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