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The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston

The Quilt Story (1985)

by Tony Johnston, Tomie DePaola

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"A pioneer mother lovingly stitches a beautiful quilt which warms and comforts her daughter Abigail; many years later another mother mends and patches it for her little girl." This story tells how a quilt comforts multiple generations.
  KimHoffmann | Jul 15, 2017 |
a girl gets a quilt and she carries it around all the place but eventually the quilt gets old and gross. so her mom fixes it. the family moves but the little girl has her quilt to make her feel better.
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  TUCC | Nov 18, 2016 |
Story about two girls, one from pioneer daysk one from modern times, who share the same quilt.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
  TrinityDay | Jan 29, 2016 |
This story is about a little girl who has a quilt made by her mom. This quilt follows her and her family through the pioneer days as they move. It provides her comfort. The quilt is then found by a child in modern times who has the quilt through her families move and it provides her the same comfort.
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This book would help many children understand that everyone moves with their families. This quilt shows that comfort can be provided regardless of where you are located. I liked how even the animals enjoyed the quilt.
Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Have each child bring in a piece of fabric of their choice. Then sew together your own classroom quilt that can be placed for children to find comfort within the classroom as well.
  CaitlinJones | Mar 12, 2013 |
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For Ann Doherty Johnson, who taught me the joy of quilting - TJ
For Nannie, Jill and Becca - TDeP
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A little girl's mother made the quilt to keep her warm when the snow came down, long ago.
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Long ago, a young girl named Abigail put her beloved patchwork quilt in the attic. Now years later, anohter girl discovers the quilt and makes it her own, relying on its warmth to help her feel secure in a new home. "A quilt that provides warmth, fun and comfort to two different generations is the star of this rich picture book . . . dePaola provides a warm, dignified interpretation of Johnston's stroy."--Booklist, starred review. Full color.

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A pioneer mother lovingly stitches a beautiful quilt which warms and comforts her daughter Abigail; many years later another mother mends and patches it for her little girl.

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