La Colcha de los Recuerdos

La Colcha de los Recuerdos

by Patricia Polacco
     
 

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When the author's great-grandmother-a Jewish immigrant from Russia-came to the United States, she brought her babushka and dress to remind her of her country. Her mother made a quilt out of them, along with something from each member of the family. This quilt served to unite the successive generations of the family and uphold their traditions.  See more details below

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When the author's great-grandmother-a Jewish immigrant from Russia-came to the United States, she brought her babushka and dress to remind her of her country. Her mother made a quilt out of them, along with something from each member of the family. This quilt served to unite the successive generations of the family and uphold their traditions.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
(K - Gr. 3) The changes in this revised edition of a book originally published in 1988 are subtle. The story recounts Polacco's great-grandmother's arrival in this country from Eastern Europe. Her dress and babushka become part of a quilt that has been handed down from generation to generation in the author's family. This book is special for the values it conveys, for the family traditions and the changes to them that it describes, and for the intergenerational love it portrays. Although alterations to the text are slight, eight new pages have been added, as the author traces the presence of the quilt at the birth of her own children and the death of her mother, and ends with the promise of continuing the cycle. The endpapers are enhanced with more decoration and the pages are white as opposed to cream colored, resulting in a brighter, cheerier mood. As before, only the quilt is shown in color; black-and-white pencil drawings in Polacco's distinctive, folksy style convey the drama as it unfolds. The portraits are wonderfully expressive, depicting both joy and sadness as the occasion demands. Do these revisions warrant purchase of this new edition if a collection already holds sufficient copies of the old one? Probably not. However, those libraries that do not already own multiple copies of this wonderful book will want to take this opportunity to stock their shelves. --Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930332799
Publisher:
Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,341,737
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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