Jane's Blanket

Jane s Blanket In his only work for children the author of Death of a Salesman offers a different kind of story the heartwarming illustrated tale of a child s growth and maturity Jane couldn t go to sleep without h

  • Title: Jane's Blanket
  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • ISBN: 9780670405688
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In his only work for children, the author of Death of a Salesman offers a different kind of story the heartwarming illustrated tale of a child s growth and maturity Jane couldn t go to sleep without her pink blanket but when she gets big and it becomes small, she lets it comfort creatures littler than herself.

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    1. I read this to my 4 year old niece via Skype.Here is her review:"Really loved it and it was kind of nice. I loved the best part of the blanket, which was when she was a baby and wrapped in the 'bata' and when it was so soft."She also thought the pictures were "Really nice."4 out of 5 stars from both of us.I would like to thank the publisher, Dover Publications for allowing me a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    2. Arthur Miller, the author of "Death of a Salesman," penned his only book for children, "Jane's Blanket." The book I review today is a reprint of the original which was published in 1963. He published the book the same year as the birth of his second daughter Rebecca, but dedicated it to his firstborn daughter, Jane, who was nearing 20 years old at the time. The blanket in the story represents himself as the father and his diminishing importance in Jane's life as she matures and grows up.This hea [...]

    3. This is a reissue of an old and loved story about growing up. This book is the only children's story written by playwriter, Arthur Miller.Jane has a soft pink blanket that she got when she was a baby. The story tells how much she loved her "bata" and how she held it and slept with it all the time. The blanket eventually wore out, got smaller and was put in the bag of rags. When Jane realizes her blanket is missing, she cries until her mother gives her what is left of it. She realized that not on [...]

    4. 'Jane's Blanket' is the only children's story written by Arthur Miller. This version had lovely minal drawings by Al Parker of the Famous Artists School.The story begins when Jane is just a little baby and she has a favorite blanket that is pink. She loves her blanket and cuddles with it. She can't sleep when she doesn't have it, but eventually Jane grows up. As she grows, the blanket is still important, but is growing frayed from all the use and washings. As Jane grows and the blanket shrinks, [...]

    5. This is a reprint of the original which was published in 1963 and it is delightful! It tells the story of Jane and her baby blanket. The illustrations are all sketches where the only colour (other than black and white) is the pink blanket. It shares some of the things Jane used to do with the blanket as she grew from being a baby to school age, showing how as she grew bigger the much loved blanket grew smaller. Initially Jane is reluctant to let her old tattered blanket go until a bluebird start [...]

    6. I received a copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own. This book was just precious. Jane just loves her blankie which reminds me a lot of my Nattie-bug and her duckie. As Jane grows, the blanket is getting smaller and more worn. I just love how the author seems to so accurately portray how a child feels. They crave that familiar blanket. Even as Jane grows, she wants that blanket, but it is old and worn out. She takes it from mom's dust rag stash and keeps trying to use [...]

    7. Jane's Blanket was one of my favorite books growing up. It tells the story of growing up, as we watch Jane grow up alongside her blanket. This book is perfect for younger children, especially for those with blankets who are beginning to outgrow them. What is interesting about this book though, is the author; Arthur Miller. He is a famous playwright and this was his first and only children's book he wrote. This book is especially old and is very rare. However, it is still one of my favorite child [...]

    8. Jane's Blanket by Arthur Miller is a story about a little girl who is attached to a blanket and how she grows up and out of the attachment. This book has great illustrations done by Al Parker. The story starts a bit slow, it is about a girl who wants her blanket, especially when she sleeps. But it creates the picture of how attached she is. It goes through how she goes from a baby to when she starts school and beyond. It is beautiful the way the author in the end lets the girls blanket live on a [...]

    9. A beautiful story that young children will deeply appreciate, especially those with a little teddy bear, pillow or blanket they also hold very dear The illustrations are also very good and add nicely to the story. Having no color except for the pink of the blanket was a really good call as it serves to highlight its importance for Jane and her attachment to it. I remember having a pink blanket just like Jane's when I was very young and because of that I could really relate to the story. I'm glad [...]

    10. A most surprising curio, this - by which I mean the existence of it, of course, and not the contents, which relate to a young girl and her comfort blanket. With decent enough illustrations it makes for a very pleasant picture book, and one that on this evidence should be more well known. I did see a problem with the mother doing all the talky bits until the final, scientific/positive one, which is where the dad chips in at last, and Jane does seem keen on growing up to be a robot wife in a nucle [...]

    11. What a sweet story reminiscent of simpler times -- and by that, I mean the olden days. The illustrations by Al Parker are the perfect match for the bittersweet words by Arthur Miller. And while the illustrations have a very clear retro-Leave-it-to-Beaver black-and-whte style, the story is what makes you realize raising kids is timeless. I myself have a story of my own daughter and her blanket attachment, and this is the 2000s. I thought this might be a sweet story to share with her, but think th [...]

    12. WTF just happened. The story of a little girl and her blanket that goes horribly wrong. While drawn and written for a younger audience, it's about Jane outgrowing her blanket and a bird eventually using it for a nest. Nope. I would still breakdown if my favourite stuffed animal was taken from me, and I'm about to turn thirty. I can't see this book doing anything other than make a child run to her/his favourite item and clinging to it for dear life. Definitely wouldn't read it to my child. There [...]

    13. This is one of the first books I remember my parents reading to me when I was a child. Must have been in 1963 since I was 4 then. I kept it until I left home and then my niece and nephew got it from my mom. I wish I had kept it for myself.

    14. A sweet story about growing up and leaving behind babyhood. A little dated, but lovely little illustrations that capture the personality of the main character so well.

    15. This is a cute old fashioned book about a little girl who is attached to her baby blanket and never wants to let it go. Eventually she grows up, as all children do and has to learn to let go.

    16. The illustrations are all black and white except the pick blanket which is nice. The sweet story deals with growing up of children. Thanks to netgalley

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