Oma's Quiltby Paulette Bourgeois, Stephane Jorisch (Illustrator)
The time has come for Emily's grandmother to move. But it's hard to leave her house on Maple Street, filled as it is with a lifetime of cherished memories. At the retirement home, Oma complains about everything, from flowers in the hallway to crooked bowling lanes! Emily wants to see Oma happy again, but she doesn't know what to do. At home, Emily and her mother begin to sort through Oma's possessions. They find ribbons, lace, curtains and blankets. Surrounded by the faded fabrics, Emily now knows the perfect way to keep Oma's memories by her side -- by stitching a one-of-a-kind patchwork quilt! Spirited illustrations enhance this uplifting story about lives in transition and the threads of memory that hold them together.
With spare but spirited text, Bourgeois deftly defines three generations of women, each distinct in voice and circumstance.
The difficult transition from family home to retirement community is poignantly rendered in this cross-generational tale told from a child’s viewpoint ?
- Kids Can Press, Limited
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.95(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Paulette Bourgeois is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the In My Neighborhood series and Oma's Quilt. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Stéphane Jorisch's work has won many awards, including three Governor General's Awards for Illustration. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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I checked this book out for my four year old son at the library yesterday because we love the Franklin books. I have cried everytime I have read it. I think it is a great story and I love the link between the grandmother and granddaughter. I am now going to make a quilt of my mother-in-laws clothes for our family. We lost her in March. I think this is a good way to keep her with us. My son talked about his grandma when we read the book. Thank you, Paulette