Something from Nothing

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 27 pages
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The blanket Joseph's grandfather made him is transformed into many things as the years go by: a jacket, a vest, a tie, a handkerchief--and finally a button. Gilman's modern adaptation and lively illustrations turn this favorite Jewish tale into a contemporary classic.

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

Yet another retelling of the Yiddish song, "Joseph Had an Overcoat." Lots of repetition make it a good story-time story. The illustrations show what shtetl life was like for a Jewish family. At the ... Read full review

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User Review  - may_tay_kay - LibraryThing

I liked the book "Something from Nothing" by Phoebe Gilman. I believe that the illustrations and the plot contribute to this book. Th illustrations in this book are very unique. At the bottom of ... Read full review

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by Phoebe Gilman and illustrated by Phoebe Gilman

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