Keeping Quilt ? 3869 The Keeping Quilt is the true story of a handmade quilt that has been in the author's family for over 100 years.


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25th Anniversary Edition
Patricia Polacco
Illustrated by Patricia Polacco
More by Patricia Polacco

In these days of internet-order down comforters, homemade quilts are practically rare enough to be museum pieces. As modern life gets busier and busier, handmade items are becoming rare sights for our children to see. Since chances are that many of them will never have something handmade of their own to pass on for generations, thank goodness we can still read about such treasures in beautiful books.

This is the true story of a family of Russian immigrants starting life anew in New York. The only things that little Anna had of back-home Russia were some memories, and now a dress that was getting too small for her. ''We will make a quilt to help us always remember home,'' Anna's mother said. ''It will be like having the family in back-home Russia dance around us at night.'' With that, she took the dress and Anna's babushka, Uncle Vladimir's shirt, Aunt Havalah's nightdress, and an apron from Aunt Natasha and created the Keeping Quilt. Four generations later the quilt has been lovingly kept by the author of this book. In its lifetime, the quilt has been a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket welcoming new babies into the world. In between, it's accompanied young lovers to the park, covered Great-Grandma Anna when she died, and served as a make-believe ''tent in the steaming Amazon jungle.''

For this new anniversary edition, the author has expanded her original story to include more stories of the quilt's journey, including its new home -- on loan to a museum. Throughout the book, the Keeping Quilt veritably jumps off of every page because it is drawn in bright colors, while everything else in the illustrations is in charcoal. This might be the only encounter that a child of today has with the concept of something handmade that has been cherished and used for more than 100 years. It is a lovely and special book in its idea and in the way it has been carried out.

(Ages: 5 and up)

#3869 - Hardcover Book - 50 pgs
Our price $17.99

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