Joseph had a little overcoat

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Viking, 1977 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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..".With amusing sound effects, musical accompaniment, and Taback's playful reading, this is a listening delight...At the end of the story, Taback sings the Yiddish folk song that is the basis for the story...a worthy addition to any children's library, public or private." - AudioFile Magazine

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A coat tells the story of a jewish family and all the challenges and struggles they have overcome.

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat is a story about a man named Joseph, whose beloved plad overcoat has grown old tattered, so he keeps making it into other, smaller things, until he loses the last thing ... Read full review

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Children's illustrator and graphic designer Simms Taback was raised in the Bronx, New York, and graduated from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He taught at the School of Visual Arts and Syracuse University. Taback has illustrated several books for Katy Hall, Ilsa Eisenberg and other writers. His illustration of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly won a Caldecott Honor Award Medal (1998).

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