Something from Nothing

by Phoebe Gilman
Illustrator Phoebe Gilman

Scholastic Canada, Ltd | Trade Paperback

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"Throw it out!" Cries Joseph''s mother. So Joseph runs to his grandfather with his favourite blanket. Grandpa can fix anything. From the tattered blanket, Grandpa makes a handsome jacket. With a few passes of his needle, a vest becomes a Sabbath tie. And snip! Snip! A ragged handkerchief turns into a brand-new button. But when the button is lost, what''s to be done? Even Grandpa can''t make something from nothing!

Phoebe Gilman''s loving portrait of shekel life will endear Joseph and his family to readers young and old.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 11.28 × 8.77 × 0.12 in

Publisher: Scholastic Canada, Ltd

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0590745573

ISBN - 13: 9780590745574

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Something from Nothing

by Phoebe Gilman
Illustrator Phoebe Gilman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 11.28 × 8.77 × 0.12 in

Publisher: Scholastic Canada, Ltd

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0590745573

ISBN - 13: 9780590745574

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"Throw it out!" Cries Joseph''s mother. So Joseph runs to his grandfather with his favourite blanket. Grandpa can fix anything. From the tattered blanket, Grandpa makes a handsome jacket. With a few passes of his needle, a vest becomes a Sabbath tie. And snip! Snip! A ragged handkerchief turns into a brand-new button. But when the button is lost, what''s to be done? Even Grandpa can''t make something from nothing!

Phoebe Gilman''s loving portrait of shekel life will endear Joseph and his family to readers young and old.

About the Author

Pheobe Gilman was the beloved creator of the Jillian Jiggs series as well as the award-winning Something From Nothing, The Gypsy Princess, Pirate Pearl, Little Blue Ben, The Balloon Tree, and Grandma and the Pirates. She passed away in 2002.

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This wonderful book from children`s author and illustrator Phoebe Gilman is a beautiful adaptation of a Jewish folk tale. In Something From Nothing, the lovely blanket that Grandpa made for Joseph has begun to wear thin. But all he has to do is bring it back to Grandpa, who knows there`s always just enough fabric to turn it into something else. First it becomes a jacket, then when that wears out, a vest. When there`s only a tiny scrap of cloth left, he uses it to cover a button. Joseph is sad when he loses the button, but then he realizes that he has just enough of the old blanket left to make one more thing... a story! Kids three to eight years will love the simple rhymes and repetition in this lovely story of hope and renewal.  

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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