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Something From Nothing

by Phoebe Gilman

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Throw it out! Cries Joseph's mother. So Joseph runs to his grandfather with his favourite blanket. Grandpa can fix anything. From the tattered blanket, Grandpa makes a handsome jacket. With a few passes of his needle, a vest becomes a Sabbath tie. And snip! Snip! A ragged handkerchief turns into a brand-new button. But when the button is lost, what's to be done? Even Grandpa can't make something from nothing! Phoebe Gilman's loving portrait of shekel life will endear Joseph and his family to readers young and old.

About the Author

Phoebe Gilman

Pheobe Gilman was the beloved creator of the Jillian Jiggs series as well as the award-winning Something From Nothing, The Gypsy Princess, Pirate Pearl, Little Blue Ben, The Balloon Tree, and Grandma and the Pirates. She passed away in 2002.
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Pheobe Gilman was the beloved creator of the Jillian Jiggs series as well as the award-winning Something From Nothing, The Gypsy Princess, Pirate Pearl, Little Blue Ben, The Balloon Tree, and Grandma and the Pirates. She passed away in 2002.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
1
Reading age:
5 to 8
Awards
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Utah Children's Picture Book Award
  • Commended, Antigo Sugar Maple Award
  • Commended, White Ravens Selection (International Youth Library)
  • Commended, Canadian Materials Best of the Year List
  • Commended, American Bookseller
  • Winner, Ruth Schwartz Award
  • Winner, Sydney Taylor Award
  • Commended, American Bookseller Magazine's "Pick of the List"
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice
  • Short-listed, Mr Christie's Book Award
  • Commended, Canadian Library Association, Notable

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Something From Nothing

A heartwarming tale about a young boy and his grandfather’s magic blanket, for which he finds many uses throughout childhood. Originally published in 1992 by North Winds Press (Our Choice 1992 Starred Selection).

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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