Thacher Hurd


The Weaver

By Thacher Hurd
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven

As the sun rises, the weaver begins her work, spinning thread, dying it, and then weaving it into a cloth along with the signs of love and friendship she sees down on earth. At the end of the day, the weaver spreads this extraordinary cloth over us, to warm and protect us all through the night. This is a joyful, soothing, gorgeously illustrated bedtime story about the love between family and friends all over the world — and even beyond it.

Reviews in Brief

“This dreamy story offers a reassuring message of love and security.”School Library Journal

“…this fanciful title offers an opportunity for children to settle down with a reassuring, positive message of comfort, security, and global connectedness.”Booklist

"Kleven’s soft, painterly illustrations depict a multicultural cast of characters going about their days and dream-filled nights in different parts of the world, and the weaver returns home to her own family in the sky at book’s end, providing a satisfying conclusion to the gentle, lyrical bedtime story."Kirkus Reviews

Awards and Other Notes

Bank Street Best Children’s Books, 2010