Coat of Many Colors

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Winter is coming to Tennessee and there's no money to buy a new coat, so a little girl's mama sews one for her out of rags. The little girl wears it to school proudly, and when the other children laugh, she gives them a quick lesson about what it means to be rich. Judith Sutton's beautiful paintings bring one of Dolly Parton's best-loved songs to life. "The heartfelt verses are imbued with the same genuine, infectiously likeable spirit Parton herself projects."'Publishers ...

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Overview

Winter is coming to Tennessee and there's no money to buy a new coat, so a little girl's mama sews one for her out of rags. The little girl wears it to school proudly, and when the other children laugh, she gives them a quick lesson about what it means to be rich. Judith Sutton's beautiful paintings bring one of Dolly Parton's best-loved songs to life. "The heartfelt verses are imbued with the same genuine, infectiously likeable spirit Parton herself projects."'Publishers Weekly.

A poor girl delights in her coat of many colors, made by her mother from rags, because despite the ridicule of the other children she knows the coat was made with love.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Never have I seen a song become a book so successfully as Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors. Judith Sutton beautifully illustrates Parton's story of the mother who helped her daughter to escape from poverty with the richness of storytelling and caring. Sutton captures the strength of relationships, the beauty of country life, and a young child completely happy in her life.
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Dolly Parton recalls how her mama tried to make her feel special in her little ragged coat. She told me, "I was poor only if I chose to be." This is the genesis of Dolly's song and now her picture book. The child in the story has no coat to wear to school so her mama makes her one from the rags in her rag box. The kids tease her but the girl tells them how rich she feels because of the love her mama sewed in every stitch. The pictures set the scene in the hills of Tennessee while the lyrics tell the story. Alas, the music is not included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064434478
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 159,071
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

In the 30 years since setting out alone for Nashville at the age of 18 with the hope of making a career for herself as a country singer, Dolly Parton has released 62 albums, many of which have gone gold and/or platinum, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide.

Admired as much for her song writing ability as for her singing, Parton composed such classics as "I Will Always Love You," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5," and has earned some 30 awards including 4 Grammys. She has also starred in several films, including "Steel Magnolias," "9 to 5," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," and "Straight Talk." Her theme park, Dollywood, built in 1986 in her native eastern Tennessee attracts hundreds of thousands of fans each year. About to release her own cosmetics line, Parton is one of the smartest businesswomen in the entertainment industry.

Parton also is as much a humanitarian as an entertainer. She is the founder of the Dollywood Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to support education and reduce the large high school dropout rate in her native Sevier County, Tennessee. In addition, she is the national honorary chairperson for the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation, which supports the Dolly Parton Wellness and Rehabilitation Center of Sevier County Medical Center.

Judith Sutton has been an illustrator for many years, specializing in decorative work and in art for and about children. She is the illustrator of The Secret Garden Paper Dolls and A Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton. She lives in New Hope, PA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2003

    Great Book for Kids or anyone

    A heartfelt story told in a captivating way. A must have for all kids! A great lesson to be learned in a world filled with hatred and greed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2001

    Coat of Many Colors - Don't hesitate - It's Great!

    Dolly Parton did a greatjob with this book. It is simply written and beautifully illustrated. The words of her popular song 'Coat of many colors' come to life in pictures. This book is appealing because it teaches two valuable lessons while it entertains. The lessons: 1. Wealth comes from love not material riches 2.Children who feel loved can more easily overcome the taunts and teasing of less fortunate children. My grandaughter loved this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    A GREAT BOOK FOR ALL AGES

    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK WRITTEN BY A GREAT AUTHOR! IT'S A GREAT BOOK FOR A SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS OR JUST TO READ TO YOUR CHILD. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE

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