September 21, 2017

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My Grandfather’s Coat

Jim Aylesworth, retel. illus. by Barbara McClintock. Scholastic.

PreS-Gr 2–In this charming story based on a Yiddish folksong, a young man comes to America with “little more than nothing at all” and makes a life for himself and his family. McClintock’s warm and lovely watercolors brilliantly follow the story thread of the hard-working tailor’s handmade coat, which he wore on his wedding day and revamped over the years into a jacket, a vest, then a tie, and, finally, a toy for a grandchild.

 
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