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Old Jake's Skirts

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When no one claimed the trunk that Old Jake found on Old Miller Road he was surprised to find what was in it- not books, or gold- but skirts. Cotton calico skirts. He didn't think they would be of any use to him but before he knew it those skirts had gone a long way to brightening up his farm and even himself!
Paperback, 36 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Rising Moon Books (first published March 1998)
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"Old Jake's Skirts" by C. Anne Scott and David Slonim is an excellent picturebook. It's fun, clever, enjoyable to look at, and even treats some more mature themes with expert skill and tenderness. The book recounts the story of Old Jake, an old, antisocial hermit who lives in a backwater farm that is plagued by, well, plagues from year to year. His life consists of trying to scrape out a living growing pumpkins, surviving the said plagues, and, wshittling chunks of wood. However, this all change ...more
A book like this is definitely worth some type of honorable mention; but, alas, it does not have one. Slonim, as usual, has created stunning illustrations that I want to look at over and over again.
Jakes journey from a grumpy hermit into community is a journey that is not to be missed.
Sweet story. Fun voices. Priceless illustrations.
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