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Q: Grandma Glittens and her Amazing Mittens ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Grandma Glittens and her Amazing Mittens
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: kipeep-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 24 Oct 2002 12:57 PDT
Expires: 23 Nov 2002 11:57 PST
Question ID: 89322
I am looking for a children's story that my mother remembers from her
childhood. It is called "Grandma Glittens and her Amazing Mittens". It
is part of a collection of stories. The collection may be by 
Scholastic, and the book came out in the 40's or 50's I believe. If
you have any information please let me know. Also Please let me know
where aI can find the book.  Thanks
Subject: Re: Grandma Glittens and her Amazing Mittens
Answered By: juggler-ga on 24 Oct 2002 13:59 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

"Granny Glittens and her Amazing Mittens" is in the "The Golden
Christmas Book" (Simon & Schuster, 1947) by Gertrude Crampton.

The Washington Post: "Merry Christmas: Celebrating America's Greatest

"The Golden Christmas Book, published in 1947: I must have found my
copy under the tree that very year... The story of old Granny
Glittens, who dyed her yarn with lemon drops and chocolate bars and
candy canes, and made Christmas mittens that you could actually eat!"

A book dealer called Round-About Children's Books currently has a copy
for sale. I called them (Tel 610-647-7987), and spoke to a person
named Nancy. She confirmed that the book is in stock. Just to be sure,
I asked her to read the contents of the book to me over the phone.
"Granny Glittens and Her Amazing Mittens" is indeed in the book. For
more information, visit

Other copies are listed for sale on Alibris:

search strategy: "amazing mittens," "granny glittens"

I hope this helps.

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 24 Oct 2002 14:04 PDT
I should have mentioned that some of the copies at Alibris are of a
second edition of the book that came out in 1955. I notice that the
second edition is somewhat shorter. "Granny Glittens" is definitely in
the 1947 edition, so you might want to order that one just to be safe.

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 25 Mar 2003 14:52 PST

Nice you to hear from you again on this.

I should note that this answer was written back in October, so some of
the links are outdated.

The article that I cited is no longer on the Washington Post site, but
the same article is on the New York Times web site:

Also, the earlier listing for the 1947 edition of "The Golden
Christmas Book" on Abebooks is outdated. Here is a current listing
from abebooks:

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 26 Mar 2003 11:20 PST
Hello Kipeep,

It has come to my attention that, in addition to being in "The Golden
Christmas Book" (1947), the story "Granny Glittens and Her Amazing
Mittens" is also in "The Tall Book of Christmas" (1954).

The Tall Book of Christmas
Dorothy Hall Smith, editor & Gertrude Elliott Espenscheid,
Harper & Brothers, NY, 1954, hardcover
Available from a dealer listed on

Best regards,
kipeep-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much! This has been bothering us for years!

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