Phoebe Gilman''s beloved classic celebrates its 20th
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
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.