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Something from Nothing (edition 1992)

by Phoebe Gilman

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Title:Something from Nothing
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The blanket Joseph's grandfather made him is transformed into many things as the years go by: a jacket, a vest, a tie, a handkerchief--and finally a button. Gilman's modern adaptation and lively illustrations turn this favorite Jewish tale into a contemporary classic. ( )
  caitlinsnead | Nov 20, 2013 |
how grandfather made a blanket into a jacket, a button, and then a story... Joseph’s grandfather made him a wonderful baby blanket that becomes worn, but Joseph knows his grandfather, a tailor, can fix it. And so he does, again and again, creating different things for Joseph to wear until finally, the last bit is gone. But that’s not the end of the story!
  bmwade | May 31, 2013 |
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For Irving Hirschhorn / Our Uncle ☼ / We remember you with love.
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When Joseph was a baby, his grandfather made him a wonderful blanket…to keep him warm and cozy and to chase away bad dreams.
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A modern adaptation of this favorite Jewish folktale describes how the blanket grandfather had made for young Joseph is transformed over the years into a jacket, a button, and, ultimately, a story.

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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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