Weaving the Rainbow

Weaving the Rainbow


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How do you make a rainbow?
If you are a weaver you can make a rainbow with wool.
If you are a sheep you can BE a rainbow.
Here's how.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689851698
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 732,542
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

George Ella Lyon is the author of Trucks Roll!, Planes Fly!, and Boats Float!, cowritten with her son Benn. Among George Ella’s other books are the ALA Notable All the Water in the World and What Forest Knows. A novelist and poet, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her online at GeorgeEllaLyon.com.

Stephanie Anderson lives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Her first picture book was Weaving the Rainbow, by George Ella Lyon, in which her art was praised by Kirkus Reviews as "exquisite."

Read an Excerpt

Fall brought their first shearing.

Then as the days turned cold

their winter wool grew in.

It kept them warm right through the snow.

Copyright © 2004 by George Ella Lyon

Next the weaver warps her loom.

She ties her different-colored yarn to the back beam,

then pulls it, strand by strand, to the front.

There she ties it again, making the warp.

When it's time to weave deep blue,

she'll wind that color on the shuttle

the way a painter dips her paintbrush in the paint.

Then she'll guide the shuttle

over and under the warp

to make the weft.

Copyright © 2004 by George Ella Lyon

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