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Purple Coat
     

Purple Coat

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by Amy Hest, Amy Schwartz (Illustrator)
 

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Every year, in the fall, Gabrielle gets a new coat. And every year her coat looks the same -- navy blue with two rows of buttons and a half belt in the back. But this year Gabrielle wants something different -- a purple coat.
"Purple?" Mama laughs. But Gabrielle is quite serious.
Alone with Grampa in his cozy tailor shop, Gabrielle does some fast talking.

Overview

Every year, in the fall, Gabrielle gets a new coat. And every year her coat looks the same -- navy blue with two rows of buttons and a half belt in the back. But this year Gabrielle wants something different -- a purple coat.
"Purple?" Mama laughs. But Gabrielle is quite serious.
Alone with Grampa in his cozy tailor shop, Gabrielle does some fast talking. Still, even Grampa is dubious. His solution makes The Purple Coat a very special book, just right for every child who has ever wanted to try something different.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Once in a while it's good to try something new, declares this fanciful tale's heroine, as she conspires to break out of a clothing rut. Ages 5-8. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689716348
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
09/30/1992
Series:
Reading Rainbow Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
424,867
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated many classic books for children, including Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow featured title; What James Likes Best, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award; and the Roaring Brook Press titles A Teeny Tiny Baby, Tiny & Hercules, Starring Miss Darlene, and A Beautiful Girl. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus, and their son, Jacob.

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Purple Coat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This tale is about a girl and her grandpa who have a special relationship because he makes her winter coat every year (he's a tailor). We got it from the library and returned it late because we read it at least a couple times a day (precocious 4 1/2 year old). It is good for understanding compromise, how special grandpas can be.