Homespun Sarah
Historical fiction

A little girl gets a homemade dress in colonial America

Homespun Sarah,

Braided head.

Warm quilt, snuggle,

Feather bed.

Experience the hardships and daily chores of life in the early 1700's in colonial America. See how Sarah lived and struggled to get new clothes in a land without nearby towns or stores. Written in Verla Kay's own special style of cryptic rhyme, Homespun Sarah brings this early period of colonial history alive to children in a fun and exciting way.

Awards and Recommendations:

  • Recommended for grades K-3 in School Library Journal Curriculum Guide
  • Nominated for the 2006 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award by the Kansas Reading Association