The Quilt

The Quilt

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
1944. Wartime.

A six-year-old boy goes to spend the summer with his grandmother Alida in a small town near the Canadian border. With the men all gone off to fight, the women are left to run the farms. There’s plenty for the boy to do—trying to help with the chores, getting to know the dog, and the horses, cows, pigs, and chickens.

But when his cousin Kristina goes into labor, he can’t do a thing. Instead, the house fills with women come to help and to wait, and to work on a quilt together. This is no common, everyday quilt, but one that contains all the stories of the boy’s family. The quilt tells the truth, past and future: of happiness, courage, and pain; of the greatest joy, and the greatest loss. And as they wait, the women share these memorable stories with the boy.

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Baker & Taylor
During World War II, while his father is fighting in Europe and his mother is working in Chicago, a five-year-old boy goes to live with his grandmother in a rural Norwegian-American community in Minnesota.

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When a six-year-old boy goes to live with his grandmother during World War II, he soon notices that only the women are left to run the farms and so he does his best to lend a hand wherever needed, but when his cousin goes into labor, he is unable to assist at all and so just listens to the story of his family from the women who have gathered to make the newborn a special quilt. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c.2005
ISBN: 9780440229360
Characteristics: 83p


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jclterrib Feb 13, 2014

This is one of Gary Paulsen's grandmother trilogies. It is set during WWII when most men are off fighting forcing the women to create lasting bonds.

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