Lenhard, Elizabeth. Chicks with Sticks: It's a Purl Thing.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

LENHARD, Elizabeth. Chicks with sticks (it's a purl thing.) Penguin, Dutton. 241p. c2005. 0-525-47622-9. $15.99. J

Okay, this sounds like a weird story--how knitting knits together friendships and unravels tension. (Sorry.) Four girls, with different personalities and interests, discover knitting. And they become obsessive knitters, getting together to do their projects. They aren't the typical craft-loving types, and they aren't girls who would necessarily have found each other to become friends. It all starts when Scottie is sitting Shiva for her beloved aunt, feeling miserable, when an elderly relative introduces her to knitting. She discovers that the knitting eases her misery...

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