The Mitten

adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett

Retelling of a Ukrainian folktale about a boy who lost his new white mitten in the snow.

The Ukrainian folktale about a boy who lost his new white mitten in the snow. It was found by a mole, a snowshoe rabbit, a hedgehog, an owl, a badger, a fox, a bear, and a tiny meadow mouse and then lost by the animals when the bear sneezed. Side panels in the colorful illustrations give hints to characters to come as well as showing the boy’s activities during the same time.

Helpful Hint

Jan Brett’s website has line drawings for the animals of this story that can be enlarged and used as masks or in "act it out" activities.

Pat Gramling