Eleven year-old sternman Josy wants red and gray sawtooth mittens like his lobster boat skipper, but the village knitter, Aunt Ester, makes him old-fashioned compass mittens. When their boat gets lost in a thick fog, however, the old-time mittens hold the key to getting home safe-there might be some magic knitted into them
- Author: Robin Hansen
- Illustrator: Jamie Hogan
- Publisher: Down East Books
- Published: November 16, 2010
- Format: Hardcover: 32 pages
- ISBN-10: 0892729058 / ISBN-13: 978-0892729050
- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – 3
About the Author: Robin Hansen is a folklorist and recognized mitten expert, who has written articles on knitting for Interweave Knits, Knitter’s Magazine, and Vogue Knitting. She searches out traditional patterns and tests, clarifies, and modifies to make them accessible to today’s knitters. She is the author several knitting books, including Knit Mittens, Favorite Mittens, and the popular children’s instructional knitting book, Sunny’s Mittens. She lives in Bath, Maine.
About the Illustrator: Jamie Hogan is an award-winning illustrator living on an island three miles out to sea. She bikes and beachcombs between deadlines, always on the lookout for something magical washed up by the tide She lives on Peaks Island.