Armstrong, Jennifer, 1961-
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1998
Jennifer Armstrong; Mary GrandPré
|ISBN:||0517709260 9780517709269 0517709279 9780517709276|
|目标对象：||Elementary Grade.; 670|
|描述：||1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29. cm|
|责任：||by Jennifer Armstrong ; illustrated by Mary GrandPré.|
A stranger arrives at a remote village and becomes the tailor, sewing magical embroidered scenes into the pockets of their plain clothes, which transforms their humdrum lives forever. The somber, hard-working people of an isolated town on the plains ply through life in the drabbest of gray clothes--until, in the linings of their pockets, they begin to discover lavishly embroidered pictures of far-away places, sewn there by a mysterious young woman who has recently arrived and taken up work as the town's seamstress. Exploring these stitched visions--of proud ships and sparkling oceans, of golden towers and distant cities, of buccaneers, sea serpents, and gold--the austere townspeople find themselves transformed. A husband and wife suddenly fall in love again, brightly colored flags appear on rooftops, houses are painted in azure and crimson, dances are held ...