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Something from Nothing

illustrated by Phoebe Gilman

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published: Sep 2012
pages: 32
ISBN:9781443119467
publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
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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.

 

About the Author

Phoebe Gilman

Pheobe Gilman was the beloved creator of the Jillian Jiggs (Lili Tire-bouchon) series as well as the award-winning Something From Nothing (Un merveilleux petit rien!), The Gypsy Princess, Pirate Pearl, Little Blue Ben, The Balloon Tree (L'arbre aux ballons), and Grandma and the Pirates. She passed away in 2002.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
1
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Utah Children's Picture Book Award
  • Commended, Antigo Sugar Maple Award
  • Commended, Canadian Materials Best of the Year list
  • Commended, American Bookseller Magazine's "Pick of the List"
  • Commended, White Ravens Selection (International Youth Library)
  • Winner, Sydney Taylor Family Book Award
  • Winner, Ruth Schwartz Award
  • Commended, Canadian Library Association, Notable
  • Short-listed, Mr. Christie's Book Award
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice

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