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The Life of a Coat

The Life of a Coat


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This comic in children’s book format is about the whimsical lifespan of a coat, worn by each child in a family.

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, a charming portrait of a loving family. Drawn in a clean-line style with a muted color palette, The Life of a Coat is based on the beloved Yiddish poem by the Polish poet Kadya Molodowsky and will delight young readers and their parents.

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ISBN-13: 9781683962670
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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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