The Life of a Coat

Fantagraphics Books
Ages 6-8
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  When the father of a large family makes a beautiful winter coat, little does he know how much use it will get. Little Gedalia wears the coat with pride all year, but when it gets too tight for him—he’s a growing boy, after all—it’s given to his sister, Yeshaya. Thus begins the journey of the coat, as it’s passed down from child to child—from the sweet Haya to the rambunctious Efraim and so on—falling apart bit by bit during their play until it’s in tatters. Drawn in a clean-line style with a pleasingly muted color palette, The Life of a Coat is a charming portrait of a loving family. Based on the beloved Yiddish poem by the Polish poet Kadya Molodowsky, this gently humorous tale will
delight young readers and their parents.
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About the author

Kadya Molodowsky was a beloved Yiddish poet. As a teacher, she was inspired by her young students to write lively, humorous poetry. She wrote The Life of a Coat in 1931 to entertain these children, many of whom hailed from poor families and didn't own a winter coat.

Batia Kolton is an Israeli illustrator and art director. Along with Rutu Modan, she belongs to the cartoonist collective Actus Tragicus.

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Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
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Published on
Sep 11, 2019
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Pages
30
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ISBN
9781683962670
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Clothing & Dress
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Europe
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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