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Yarn bomb!

While walking in the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain this weekend, I finally witnessed what Mac Barnett was talking about in his 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award speech for Extra Yarn. (BTW, the 2013 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards announcement is coming up!)

Yarn bomb bench at the Arnold Arboretum.

And here’s a view of the city of Boston from Peters Hill. Pretty, no?

A few of Boston from Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum.

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Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and a BA from Oberlin College.



  1. Thank you for sharing, this is great! And indeed “Extra Yarn” in action!

  2. Thanks for this post, Elisha. I’ve long been a fan of both yarn bombing and _Extra Yarn_. What a beautiful bench!

  3. Beautiful bench! New Bedford hosted a yarn bombing event in March (I read Extra Yarn). Check it out:

  4. Elissa Gershowitz Elissa Gershowitz says:

    Wow, Michelle, the fountain is beautiful! Looks like a nice event.

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