Something from nothing /

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by Gilman, Phoebe,
[ 02. English Fiction ] Published by : Scholastic Canada, (Toronto, ON :) Physical details: 27 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. Subject(s): Legends, Jewish. | Jews | Grandparent and child | Textile fabrics | Picture books for children. Year : 1992 02. English Fiction Item type : 02. English Fiction
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West Kent Elementary School F GIL Available

"Joseph's grandfather made him a beautiful blanket when he was a baby, but now it's frazzled and worn, and Joseph's mother says it is time to throw it out. Joseph doesn't want to part with his special blanket, and he's sure that his grandfather can fix it. Sure enough, Grandfather miraculously alters the blanket into useful items again and again. But when Joseph loses the final item, even Grandfather can't make something from nothing. But maybe Joseph can? Based on the Yiddish folktale "Joseph's overcoat," Phoebe Gilman's gorgeous artwork charts the transformation of the blanket and the progress of Joseph's family through the years, subtly teaching young readers about a lost way of life."--From Amazon.