The Hungry Coat

The Hungry Coat

A Tale From Turkey

Book - 2004
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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.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2004.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780689846809
0689846800
Branch Call Number: j 398.2095 TURKEY DEMI
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

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Jul 07, 2013

"If you want to look deeply, look at the man and not at his coat..."

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