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The Canada Geese Quilt

by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

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This is a really interesting book about a young girl and her interests, and tragedies that strike her life. This book has some sad parts, but overall it is a very sweet story. I also liked that it still had some pictures in it, it helped bring the story to life. ( )
  SamanthaMulkey | Apr 24, 2014 |
This is a good story of a young girl growing into life, growing up on a Vermont farm. Ariel sees migrating geese flying over, and is encouraged by her grandmother to draw them. A quilt is conceived. Then her mother becomes pregnant and her grandmother has a stroke. The story works its way to a satisfactory conclusion.

The illustrations are very good. I checked the book out so I could develop some appreciation for Leslie Bowman's artistry. She has an ethereal-looking line, all in black and white with an almost elusive gray. The appearance of the special quilt is left to the imagination. ( )
  vpfluke | Nov 5, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141304626, Paperback)

With Grandma's support and understanding, Ariel learns to accept the news of a new baby in the family. Together, they plan to make a beautiful quilt as a special gift for the baby. But when Grandma has a stroke, Ariel is lost and afraid. This touching portrait of the warmth and love of family has been a favorite of young readers for ten years.

"A small gem of a book, a beautifully written, engaging celebration of life, love, self-discovery, and the cycles of nature." -School Library Journal, starred review

Awards for The Canada Geese Quilt:

( An ALA Notable Book
( An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
( A Booklist Editors' Choice Book
( New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:27:48 -0400)

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Worried that the coming of a new baby and her grandmother's serious illness will change the warm familiar life on her family's Vermont farm, ten-year-old Ariel combines her artistic talent with her grandmother's knowledge to make a very special quilt.… (more)

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