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The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey by Demi
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The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey (edition 2004)

by Demi, Demi (Illustrator)

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Title:The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey
Authors:Demi
Other authors:Demi (Illustrator)
Info:Margaret K. McElderry Books (2004), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library, Read
Rating:****
Tags:fiction, @read, 2012, Turkey, folktale, acceptance, diversity, appearances, @own, childrens book, picture book

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Demi's illustrations are beautifully detailed and vibrant. The story has a good lesson. Don,t judge people by their appearance. ( )
  mosbor | Sep 12, 2014 |
Nasrettin Hoca wears an old coat and likes to help people. He goes to a dinner party smelling like a stinky goat and no one will talk to him. He decides to go home, bathe, and change into his best clothes. When he returns to the party he begins to feed his coat because everyone only cared about it coat, and not him as a person. The ending quote in this story is "He who wears heaven in his heart is always well dressed".
  Colbi | Mar 16, 2014 |
This book was not as great as I expected. It told a tale of a man named Nasrettin Hoca and his goat. It was an okay book, wouldn't read it to children. ( )
  TBegum1 | Nov 30, 2013 |
Great for a lesson about looking at a persons character not the clothes they wear or how much money they have. ( )
  Lukesilvera | Apr 26, 2013 |
Great tale with a good message, invite the man, not the coat. This could make a really fun storytime activity especially if you had a large coat with secret pockets. ( )
  akmargie | Apr 4, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689846800, Hardcover)

Once upon a time in Turkey there lived a funny, little wise man named Nasrettin Hoca. He wore a huge, white turban and a worn-out coat made of patches upon patches. Riding about on his little gray donkey, he liked to help whomever he could.

A friend to all, Nasrettin is a popular figure. But when he is suddenly ignored at a friend's banquet, he realizes it is his patchwork coat that is turning people away from him. He leaves the party and returns later, wearing a brand-new coat. Now Nasrettin is warmly welcomed. But instead of eating the delicious foods placed before him, he feeds them to his coat!

How Nasrettin Hoca teaches his friends a lesson about appearances is the heart of this hilarious and clever story. With good humor and luminous illustrations inspired by traditional Turkish paintings, Demi brings to life Turkey's most famous folk hero and imparts a timeless tale with a moral that will resonate with readers everywhere.

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After being forced to change to a fancy new coat to attend a party, Nasrettin Hoca tries to feed his dinner to the coat, reasoning that it was the coat that was the invited guest.

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