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
From the Publisher
"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
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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.