Something from Nothing

by Phoebe Gilman
Illustrator Phoebe Gilman

Scholastic Canada Ltd | September 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Phoebe Gilman''s beloved classic celebrates its 20th anniversary!

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.43 × 3.46 × 0.05 in

Published: September 1, 2012

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443119466

ISBN - 13: 9781443119467

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Something from Nothing

by Phoebe Gilman
Illustrator Phoebe Gilman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 pages, 4.43 × 3.46 × 0.05 in

Published: September 1, 2012

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443119466

ISBN - 13: 9781443119467

From the Publisher

Phoebe Gilman''s beloved classic celebrates its 20th anniversary!

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.

About the Author

PHOEBE GILMAN is one of Canada''s best-selling author-illustrators. Her books include the Jillian Jiggs series, The Balloon Tree, The Gypsy Princess and the award-winning Something from Nothing. Published posthumously, Jillian Jiggs and the Great Big Snow and her final book, The Blue Hippopotamus, illustrated by Joanne Fitzgerald, are wonderful testaments the enduring quality of Phoebe''s talent.
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