Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman

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A modern adaptation of this favorite Jewish folktale describes how the blanket grandfather had made for young Joseph is transformed over the years into a jacket, a button, and, ultimately, a story.
 

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by Phoebe Gilman and illustrated by Phoebe Gilman
 
Published January 1, 1989 by Scholastic Trade. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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When Joseph is born, his grandfather fashions a beautiful blue blanket embroidered with stars.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Something From Nothing

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When Joseph was a baby, his grandfather made him a shimmering blue blanket adorned with the moon and stars. As the boy grows and the blanket wears out, the old tailor recycles it, in succession fashio

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Although her renderings of human faces border on cartoonishness, Gilman's ( The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs ) oil-glazed tempera paintings suggest the vivid world of Joseph's shtetl, with full-page cutaway illustrations recording the multileveled activity in Joseph's house.

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