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The Olden Days Coat

(1979)
A novel by

 
 
Truly a classic by one of Canada’s finest authors

Ten-year-old Sal is disappointed when she and her parents spend Christmas at her grandmother’s house, instead of at home, like they did before Grandpa died. In order to pass the time, Sal explores the contents of an old trunk. Searching through the old photographs she comes across a little girl’s winter coat, tries it on, and finds herself transported into the past where she makes an unexpected connection to her heritage and her grandmother.

This model tale of time travel was one of Margaret Laurence’s few forays into children’s literature and has remained a favourite of children of all ages. New art by the original illustrator makes this a beautiful book for Christmas and for all seasons. A special treat for Margaret Laurence fans.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Margaret Laurence's The Olden Days Coat

Hardback Editions

September 1998 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Olden Days Coat
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-88776-455-X / 978-0-88776-455-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Tundra Books
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January 1979 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Olden Days Coat
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-4742-8 / 978-0-7710-4742-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2004 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Olden Days Coat
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-88776-704-4 / 978-0-88776-704-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Tundra Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 1991 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Olden Days Coat
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-4743-6 / 978-0-7710-4743-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1979 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Olden Days Coat
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-4744-4 / 978-0-7710-4744-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA