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Stitches cover image.
School journal level 4 May 2017 cover image.

by Mary McCallum

illustrated by Elliemay Logan

"Before she threw back the covers, May’s eyes fell on the brand-new Wheeler & Wilson sewing machine, which stood black and gleaming like a cat on the dresser. How wonderful of Papa to buy it for her! He’d talked about nothing else since he’d brought it home: how many dresses May could sew in a week right here in her bedroom, how much money she could make, what a help it would be."

Series: School Journal Level 4 May 2017

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 7

Category: Fiction

Topics: class, dressmaking, economics, education, family, friendship, New Zealand history, poverty, relationships, responsibility, sacrifice, schooling, sewing, women’s rights,

In: School Journal Level 4 May 2017

Publication date: May 2017

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