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The Keeping Quilt
25th Anniversary Edition
Table of Contents
About The Book
“We will make a quilt to help us always remember home,” Anna’s mother said. “It will be like having the family in backhome Russia dance around us at night.”
And so it was. From a basket of old clothes, Anna’s babushka, Uncle Vladimir’s shirt, Aunt Havalah’s nightdress, and an apron of Aunt Natasha’s become The Keeping Quilt, passed along from mother to daughter for almost a century. For four generations the quilt is a Sabbath tablecloth, a wedding canopy, and a blanket that welcomes babies warmly into the world.
In strongly moving pictures that are as heartwarming as they are real, Patricia Polacco tells the story of her own family and the quilt’s further story that remains a symbol of their enduring love and faith. This anniversary edition includes fifteen pages of original material describing the quilt’s journey and its home at the Mazza Museum in Findley, Ohio.
About The Illustrator
Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including The Keeping Quilt, The Blessing Cup, Fiona’s Lace, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, Babushka’s Doll, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, Sticks and Stones, and Palace of Books. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 27, 2013)
- Length: 64 pages
- ISBN13: 9781442482371
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
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Awards and Honors
- ABA Pick of the Lists
- AJL Sydney Taylor Book Award
- Carnegie Medal Honor Book
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): The Keeping Quilt Anniversary Edition Hardcover 9781442482371
- Author Photo (jpg): Patricia Polacco Photo Credit:(0.1 MB)
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