The Purple Coat

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


TO COMMEMORATE THE RELAUNCH OF “READING RAINBOW,” WE HERE AT OUTLOOK-12 HAVE DEDICATED THIS MONTH’S EXTRA LONG SCHOOL LIBRARY SECTION TO BOOKS FEATURED ON THE EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN’S PROGRAM. 

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“THE PURPLE COAT” by Amy Hest
Illustrated by: Amy Schwartz Publisher: Aladdin
ISBN-13: 978-0689716348

Every year in the fall when the leaves “start melting into pretty purples and reds and those bright golden shades of pumpkin” 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 a purple coat.  Her mama laughs at the idea, 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.