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Amos's Sweater

Written by Janet Lunn

Illustrated by Kim Lafave

  • 32 Pages
  • 9780888998453
  • 8.560" x 8.500"
  • Reading age from 4 to 7
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Farm Life


Publication Date October 01, 2007

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Illustration, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award

Amos the sheep is old and cold and tired of giving up all his wool. But despite his noisy objections, Aunt Hattie shears Amos once again and knits his wool into a brightly colored sweater for Uncle Henry.

Poor Amos decides that this time he has had enough — and he sets out to reclaim what is rightfully his.

Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award 1987

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Awards: Illustration 1988

Winner of the CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award 1989


Janet Lunn
Born in Dallas, Texas, Janet Lunn is a renowned children's author and editor. She has won a vast array of awards and has also received an honorary doctorate from Queen's University and the Order of Canada. Janet lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Kim Lafave
Kim LaFave has won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for his illustrations in Amos’s Sweater by Janet Lunn. He illustrated Shin-chi's Canoe by Nicola I. Campbell, which was a finalist for the Governor General's Award. He lives in Roberts Creek, B.C.