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review 2017-01-17 20:37
Anne of Green Gables
The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set - L.M. Montgomery

Another of my favorites! (I love history) The Lexile level is HL710L. Since this series is set in the early 1900's and quilts were becoming popular, I would do a story quilt with a 3rd grade classroom. Students will illustrate their favorite part of the story, add captions, and glue their square onto a poster board that we will all use for the quilt. We will punch holes in the poster to string yarn through it to create the rest of the quilt. 

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review 2013-05-28 00:00
The Quilt Story
The Quilt Story - Tony Johnston,Tomie dePaola I love almost anything illustrated by Tomie dePaola and so was surprised when I opened a box of books I'd tucked away for some years, only to find I owned one I'd never even read before. It was rather like Christmas. After reading this, I'm even more shocked I never did before because this would have been right up my alley as a kid. I loved anything to do with history and a book about a quilt as it moves through its 'life' would have been perfect.

This is literally The Quilt Story, the story of the making, using, setting aside, and rediscovery of a family quilt. You watch two girls and a few animals gain much from having this quilt in their lives; it really shows how something made can endure through time and beyond people. My particular favorite parts were the two pictures, one that began the story and the other that ended the story. The first showed a newly made quilt, beautiful in its elegant work and vibrant colors. The second showed the quilt at the book's end. Pieces had been replaced, many of the colors were faded, and there were stains dotting the fabric; it was beautiful, perhaps more beautiful as its being well used and well loved is clearly written upon it.

The illustrations were amazing, as they always are with dePaola. They are elegant in their simplicity and work well to tell the story beyond the text.

A lovely book for a mother and daughter to share together, this is also a wonderful story about how much a quilt or other item made for a family member can pass down and touch multiple generations.
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review 2012-03-28 00:00
Mooshka, A Quilt Story
Mooshka, A Quilt Story - Julie Paschkis Mooshka, A Quilt Story By Julie Paschkis
ISBN: 9781561456208
I was first attracted to this book because of the word Quilt. The cover is very pretty and I know it can be done by quilting various fabrics together to tell a story.
Karla calls her favorite quilt, Mooshka.
It protected her from scary things. Also the quilt would talk to her: sweet dreams, it said, every night.
This quilt, made by her grandmother stitched it, told her of what the squares meant with a story. Precious stories she could rest her head on and listen to the quilt tell her what the square was about.
One day a new crib was moved in and her new baby sister was in the same room as her. The quilt stopped talking.
Karla then retells all the squares stories to her sister.

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review 2011-12-10 00:00
Mooshka: A Quilt Story
Mooshka, A Quilt Story - Julie Paschkis Sweet story about cherished bits of family history. Karla is the current keeper of the quilt, made from bits of fabric that play major roles in the lives of the family members. When little sister arrives, the quilt and associated stories are passed on. Beautifully colorful patches of quilt cover the pages.
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