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The Keeping Quilt Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Patricia Polacco (Author)

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ISBN: 0689844476     ISBN-13: 9780689844478
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2016

Annotation: The author shares the story of the quilt that her great-great-grandmother and her immigrant neighbors created in long-ago New York, which has been passed down through four generations of the author's family. Full-color illustrations.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Multigenerational
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 8804507
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 830(Not Available)
Series: Aladdin Picture Books
Physical Information: 0.11" H x 9.18" W x 8.06" (0.32 lbs) 32 pages
- Religious Orientation - Jewish
- Ethnic Orientation - Jewish
- Topical - Family
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/28/2001 pg. 91
Ingram Children's Advance 05/01/2001 pg. 37
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 20677
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
"We will make a quilt to help us always remember home," Anna's mother said. "It will be like heaving 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 that remains a symbol of their enduring love and faith.

Contributor Bio(s): Polacco, Patricia: - 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, and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.
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