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  • Published: New York : Scholastic, [1993], c1992.
  • Year Published: 1992
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged)
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0590472801 :

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Something from nothing : adapted from a Jewish folktale

by Gilman, Phoebe, 1940-

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Call number: J 398.208924 Gi, R Story Shelf J 398.2 Gi

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth

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Youth level.

In this retelling of a traditional Jewish folktale, Joseph's baby blanket is transformed into ever smaller items as he grows until there is nothing left--but then Joseph has an idea.

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A great jewish folktale tranformed into a great picture book

This book is a story about the relationship between a boy, his grandfather and the blanket that was given to the boy from his grandfather. The boy being attached to the blanket refuses to give it up when it becomes damaged and dirty. Instead proclaiming that "Grandpa can fix it". And each time his grandpa by turning it into a variety of different objects such as a vest and a handkerchief. This book heartwarming, it captures the unique relationship that children and grandparents have. More than this though it captures some essence of the Jewish culture through its illustrations and occasionally through the text itself. This is a great book for anyone who wishes their child to see strong Jewish characters and familiary relationships.

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