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Made by Hand: A Crafts Sampler


Before busy machines in factories turned out most of what we need and use, people crafted these items by hand. This unique collection highlights fourteen one-of-a-kind objects — each one drafted, stitched, painted, or engraved by hand. Author Carole Lexa Schaefer draws inspiration from real historical artifacts to create thirteen short works of fiction, imagining the hands that might have made and used each item. 

By Carole Lexa Schaefer, Illustrated by Becca Stadtlander, Published by Candlewick, 2018, 48 pages, hardcover.