UNAVAILABLE This title is unavailable from the publisher. Flour Sack Flora is a children's picture book from about a Métis girl who needs a dress in order to go to town with her parents. Set sometime in the 1940s in a Canadian prairie community, the story provides an interesting approach to explaining Métis lifestyle and family values. While Flora and her grandmother work to complete a "pretty" dress made from flour sacks, the reader is introduced to a caring family and community. Community members barter and trade bits of lace and embroidery thread for Flora's small treasures. Each piece is lovingly added to Flora's dress. The story has a happy ending when Flora goes to town with her parents. The story will be useful in classroom discussions about recycling and reusing materials as well as appreciating what limited resources one has. Any child who ever had to make-do by wearing hand-me-downs will appreciate the story of Flora. Full-colour illustrations show what a rural Métis community was like during mid-century. A helpful historical note explains how creative and resourceful women recycled large flour bags.