Old Sarah lives alone and spends her spare time watching the children outside playing in the snow — except for one boy. One day, as he gets on the school bus, she sees why: he has no mittens. She worries about him and then knits a pair of mittens for him. She hangs them on the old spruce tree by the bus stop. The next day, the boy is very happy to find them. She then knits more mittens and in her heart, even though the children do not speak to her, she feels that they have become her new family.

Then one day, Sarah discovers a basket on her porch filled with yarn. She accepts the mysterious gift just as the children accept the mittens without knowing who knit them. The circle of kindness and generosity goes round and round.

This picture book by Candace Christiansen and illustrated by Elaine Greenstein is aimed at children from ages 4 -10 years. It pays tribute to kindness, generosity, and giving from the heart with no need for recognition or applause.