Here is a priceless story of a mother's devotion to her daughter during the poverty and heartbreak following World War II. Anna needs a new winter coat, but her mother can not afford to buy her one, and all the local stores are empty after the war. Mother decides to trade her few possessions to buy the wool and pay for the work of a spinner, weaver, and tailor to make Anna's coat. When the bright red coat is completed, Anna invites all the craftspeople who made it to celebrate with her. Youngsters ages four to eight will be touched by the mother's love and sacrifice for her only daughter. A good question to ask during a classroom discussion might be "In what other ways do parents make sacrifices for their children?"