The Legend of Iron Purl (Hardcover)

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The Legend of Iron Purl (Hardcover)


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This unique, action-packed picture book drew me in as a knitter, and kept me there for the wonderful and detailed illustrations, fantastic storyline, and adorable characters! This is a fun, exciting, and heartwarming read-aloud for the whole family.

— Rae

This funny, spoofy superhero picture book is sure to be a read-aloud favorite. Iron Purl, fabled knitter, to the rescue!

Nobody tells a tale like Granny Fuzz. The children of the village can listen all day to her stories about the mysterious hero Iron Purl. Purl could be counted on to show up just in the nick of time, using her superpower—knitting!—to save everyone from the mischief and danger caused by her nemesis, Bandit Bob. She could put out fires, trap thieves, and rescue a falling bunny, all with a pair of knitting needles and her trusty ball of yarn. But would Iron Purl always be able to get the better of that pesky bandit?

And might Granny Fuzz be hiding a secret in that knitting basket of hers?
Tao Nyeu is the creator of Wonder Bear, which won the Founder's Award from the Society of Illustrators and a Marion Vannett Ridgway Honor; and Bunny Days, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and a Golden Kite Honor. She earned a BFA from Cornell University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Born in Ohio, Tao grew up in New York and now lives in Southern California with her husband and children.

Product Details ISBN: 9780525428701
ISBN-10: 0525428704
Publisher: Rocky Pond Books
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 48
Language: English
"Nyeu’s lively, botanical folk-art style in bright but muted colors sets the perfect tone for the gentle capers . . . Yarn and knitting naturally figure prominently in the artwork—needle nitpickers will be pleased to know that Iron Purl and Bandit Bob hold them the right way. With artwork to pore over and a quiet adventure, this will be a snuggly pick for bedtime." —Booklist

"It’s subversive, one might say crafty, to cast an older woman, whose invisibility is rarely deemed a superpower, as a crack crime-fighter." —New York Times