Separated from her blanket, Wigger, an orphan nearly dies of loneliness until an extraordinary wind from Zurich brings them together again.
- Hardback | 64 pages
- 157.48 x 208.28 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
- 26 Nov 1974
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Harcourt Childrens Books
- United Kingdom
Wigger is a talking pink blanket, separated from orphaned Susanna when a bank robber grabs the worn piece of wool for a mask, but eventually returned - after being used as a duchess' jewel bag, a hotel maid's dust cloth and a lonely artist's mountaintop flag - just in time to stop Susanna from drowning in her unshed tears. The book's format - now the print and now the pages occasionally blushing to match Wigger's hue - reflect the cloying worst of Goldman's story, which is one of those unabashedly far-fetched and sentimental originals that often result when grownup authors write for children. (Kirkus Reviews)