My Grandfather's Coat

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Scholastic Press
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8.8 X 11.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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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 40 distinguished books for children. Emma and Julia Love Ballet which she wrote and illustrated, received three starred reviews, and My Grandfather's Coat, retold by Jim Aylesworth, also received three starred reviews and was named a Sydney Taylor Honor Book. 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 their four very graceful cats.
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