The Purple Coat

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9780027436402: The Purple Coat

Despite her mother's reminder that "navy blue is what you always get," Gabby begs her tailor grandfather to make her a beautiful purple fall coat.

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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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A lighthearted story of a little girl's desire for something different, with comical illustrations by the creator of Her Majesty, Aunt Essie. Every fall Gabby and her mother travel into New York City to have a new navy blue coat made by Gabby's grandfather, a tailor. This year Gabby wants a purple coat, but "navy blue coats are what you always get," her mother says. Alone with her grandfather, Gabby asks again for a special coat. Remembering a tangerine dress he once made for Gabby's mother, he comes up with the perfect solutiona reversible coat. The story is nicely told, and the illustrations capture the warmth between Gabby, her mother and her grandfather.
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