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The World's Longest Sock

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Regular Price $22.99 CAD

Regular Price $17.99

Regular Price $22.99 CAD

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Experience the world’s fiercest knitting competition in this lively book about community, cooperation, and two knitters who are determined to create the world’s longest sock.

In Chile, Nana Nina starts knitting a sock and forgets to stop, and soon it's won the world record for "Longest Sock”! When Chuck, a lonely lumberman in New Zealand who also happens to be knitting a very long sock, sees Nina’s news on the TV, he is determined to beat her world record. And he does! Thus begins a battle of the knittest to see who can hold onto the world record—for good. The world takes sides: Team Nina or Team Chuck. But will all the pressure cause them to unravel? This yarn about a competition out of control will charm the socks off readers of all ages and knitting abilities.

Meet The Author: Juliann Law

Juliann Law has been a part of two world records so far. When she was an intern in New York, she was strolling through Central Park on a beautiful spring morning when someone handed her a hula hoop and asked, “You wanna be part of a world record?” She then got to be part of the Most People Hula-hooping Simultaneously in One Place. And one summer, she got to be part of the World’s Longest Line of Root Beer Floats. Juliann is based in Salt Lake City, where she lives with her family, and is actively involved in SCBWI. Throughout the creation process for The World’s Longest Sock, she’s been knitting a long sock herself. You can see more of her vibrant work on her website: juliannlaw.com.
 

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* A Junior Library Guild Selection*
"Sock it to me! Competitive knitters vie for the ultimate crafting honor. Sock shop proprietress Nana Nina adds a row to one long sock every time someone makes a purchase. The result? Her sock is soon a world record holder…but not for long. Far away, a lonely lumberman named Chuck has his own incredible sock, and he quickly wins Nana Nina’s prize. What follows is a series of one-upmanship scenarios as each knitter tries desperately to outdo the other. By the time both contestants reach the end of their rope/yarn, ready to throw in the sock, they find that the judges have revealed the perfect solution: a tie! After all, socks really should come in pairs. Law lays on the intricate details, including such accurately rendered elements as carding machines, drop spindles, and knitting needle placement. Background characters reappear throughout the storyline, giving sharp-eyed spotters plenty to notice. And while the ending comes rather abruptly, the reveal of socks being best as pairs is both sweet and clever. Brown-skinned Nana Nina hails from Chile and has an alpaca companion, while tan-skinned lumberman Chuck comes from cooler, forested areas and is often accompanied by multiple sheep. Background characters are diverse. (This book was reviewed digitally.)
There are plenty of purls of wisdom from this clever competition, no knitting knowledge required. (Picture book. 3-6)"
 —Kirkus Reviews
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