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

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ISBN: 0689844476     ISBN-13: 9780689844478
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2001

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.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Quilts; Fiction.
Jews; Fiction.
Emigration and immigration; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Issues | Emigration & Immigration
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: BL2001004715
Lexile Measure: 920
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 10.50" W x 0.25" (0.40 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 20677
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q06432
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 2.0
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): >Patricia Polacco comes from a family of storytellers, poets, dirt 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 a writer of children's books. She now lives in Oakland, California with her husband and two children, and she is the present caretaker of the quilt.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2001 May #4)
This 10th-anniversary edition of Polacco's family story about a quilt made from an immigrant Jewish family's clothing from their Russian homeland "adds a few squares to the original story with expanded text and art," noted PW. Ages 4-8. (May) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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