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"What are you knitting into this sweater, Grandma?" Yetsa asks. Grandma smiles. "Flowers. Fish and waves. Woolly clouds, and blackberries." From the author of No Time To Say Goodbye, The Girl with a Baby and White Girl comes a tender and joyful picture book, perfect for sharing. In Yetsa's Sweater, Sylvia Olsen takes a workaday chore and illuminates it with meaning, while ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Sono NIS Press (first published September 25th 2006)
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Janet
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
I recently read about this author since she has written a history of the Canadian Cowichan sweater and was being interviewed in a magazine. This is a picture book for. children about how the sweater is made and has lovely illustrations with young Native children. Sylvia Olsn has written other young adult books with Native themes and moved into a first nations community at the age of 17.
Angelina Justice
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a great story for many forums. This story covers family, culture, history and more. The illustrations are beautiful, yet realistic. The story is true, not glossy, as evidenced by the unsavory surprise Yetsa finds while helping prepare wool for the cleaning pot.

The authors notes on Cowichan sweaters, round out the value of this book.
Laura
Dec 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, spinning
Sweet book for children that explains the process and tradition of making Cowichan sweaters. I bought a copy to share with my niece.
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Celebrates intergenerational learning.
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Sylvia Olsen is a writer and public speaker living on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. She is the author of several picture books, a number of first readers and novels for young adults and one non fiction—so far. Most of all she is a mother and grandmother and aunty to dozens of nieces and nephews.

Sylvia has spent most of her life living in Tsartlip First Nation, where her childre
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