The Patchwork Quilt

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The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy and so beautifully illustrated by Jerry Pinkey is a Reading Rainbow Book.

Product Description

Twenty years ago Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney created a warmhearted intergenerational story that became an award-winning perennial. Since then children from all sorts of family situations and configurations continue to be drawn to its portrait of those bonds that create the fabric of family life.
The Patchwork Quilt

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dial; 1st edition (March 29, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803700970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803700970
"Tanya loved listening to her grandmother talk about the patchwork quilt as she cut  and stitched together the pieces of colorful fabric. A scrap of blue from brother Jim's favorite old pants, a piece of gold left over from Mama's Christmas dress,  a bright square from Tanya's Halloween costume-all fit together to make a quilt of memories.

But one day Tanya's grandmother becomes ill, and Tanya doesn't know how to help her. It's then she decides to finish Grandma's masterpiece herself, and with the help of Mama and the whole family, she sets to work.

All the trust and sharing between a young girl and her treasured grandmother is captured in Valerie Flournoy's story, lovingly illustrated in Jerry Pinkney's evocative paintings."
 The Patchwork Quilt brings the family together, touches upon fabric pieces sewn together for a beautiful quilt with beautiful themes, good morals and deeper insights like heart-to-heart relationships with family. **** stars!
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    “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

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