My Grandfather's Coat (Hardcover)

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Sydney Taylor Award Winner

"A moving tale of love and regeneration." --The New York Times

When my grandfather came to America
he made himself a handsome coat!
Then he wore it and he wore it and he wore it--
until it was all worn out!
So what did he do?

He snipped and he clipped--
and he stitched and he sewed. . .
and out of the still-good cloth of his coat--
he made himself a smart jacket!

How many things can Grandfather make
out of that old frayed coat?

Jim Aylesworth's satisfying retelling and Barbara McClintock's heart-warming pictures celebrate the clever recycling of a beloved coat that lasts four generations -- until it becomes this story!

About the Author

Jim Aylesworth tells his stories with generous doses of "out loud" sounds, rhythms, and rhymes. His twenty-five-year teaching career taught him exactly what children love best in a story. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife.

Barbara McClintock has written and/or illustrated over forty distinguished books for children, including My Grandfather's Coat, retold by Jim Aylesworth, which received three starred reviews, and her own highly acclaimed Adele and Simon books. Her books have five times been named New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books. She has received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, as well as a myriad of other awards and honors. Barbara lives in Connecticut with her family and two very graceful cats.

Praise For…

Praise and Distinctions for My Grandather's Coat:

Sydney Taylor Award Winner
Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
New York Public Library's 100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing

"A moving tale of love and regeneration." --The New York Times

* "The narrative and illustrations make a perfect whole. Sweet and tender and joyful." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "This is a tale worth reading again and again." -- School Library Journal, starred review

* "Based on the Yiddish folksong “I Had a Little Overcoat,” this splendid tale chronicles four generations. Aylesworth and McClintock perform a lovely pas de deux, from a boy's arrival at Ellis Island to his story being shared with a great-grandson....Warmth emanates from this thoughtful book, which deserves to become a multigenerational family favorite." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"Well-paced pages, spreads, and vignettes that nicely celebrate one family’s ongoing affection and continuity." --The Horn Book

"This tale of family, creativity, and resourcefulness is a warm, touching read-aloud." --Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780439925457
ISBN-10: 0439925452
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: October 21st, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English