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The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780689846809
Author(s): Demi
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2004
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Dimensions: 289 x 262 x 16 (w x l x h)
Pages: 40
Pages: 6-10

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Description:
"Once upon a time in Turkey there lived a funny, little wise man named Nasrettin Hoca. He wore a huge, white turban and a worn-out coat made of patches upon patches. Riding about on his little gray donkey, he liked to help whomever he could."

A friend to all, Nasrettin is a popular figure. But when he is suddenly ignored at a friend's banquet, he realizes it is his patchwork coat that is turning people away from him. He leaves the party and returns later, wearing a brand-new coat. Now Nasrettin is warmly welcomed. But instead of eating the delicious foods placed before him, he feeds them to his coat

How Nasrettin Hoca teaches his friends a lesson about appearances is the heart of this hilarious and clever story. With good humor and luminous illustrations inspired by traditional Turkish paintings, Demi brings to life Turkey's most famous folk hero and imparts a timeless tale with a moral that will resonate with readers everywhere.

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