The Patchwork Quilt

The Patchwork Quilt

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by Valerie Flournoy, Jerry Pinkney
     
 

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Twenty years ago Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney created a warmhearted intergenerational story that became an award-winning perennial. Since then children from all sorts of family situations and configurations continue to be drawn to its portrait of those bonds that create the fabric of family life.  See more details below

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Twenty years ago Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney created a warmhearted intergenerational story that became an award-winning perennial. Since then children from all sorts of family situations and configurations continue to be drawn to its portrait of those bonds that create the fabric of family life.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
This story will leave children moved and satisfied. (School Library Journal, starred review)

Pinkney interprets the story with warm family scenes that glow. (Booklist)

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Essential qualities of family-love, cooperation, diversity, and responsibility-are woven through a tender story centered on the construction of a quilt. A contemporary family teams up to complete the squares and stitches that will preserve for the future that which was honored in the past. This lesson demonstrates affection and esteem across the generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803700970
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/28/1985
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
180,920
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
This story will leave children moved and satisfied. (School Library Journal, starred review)

Pinkney interprets the story with warm family scenes that glow. (Booklist)

Meet the Author

Jerry Pinkney is one of America’s most admired children’s book illustrators. He has won the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honor Medals, five Coretta Scott King Awards, five New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Awards, the Society of Illustrators’ Original Art Show Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other prizes and honors. Recently a member of the National Council of the Arts and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has also served on the U.S. Postal Service Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Jerry Pinkney lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Westchester County, New York.

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The Patchwork Quilt 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Patchwork Quilt, is an excellent example of quality literature for children. This story demonstrates family values and cooperation as major themes. These are qualities that appear obsolete in our country today and it is nice to see that an author of children's books can show both kids and adults the value of family. In this picture book, Tanya, is the main character that learns lessons about life and love from her grandmother by making a patchwork quilt. Tanya's Grandma teaches her that a quilt is not made of old scraps of material, but valuable memories. They work on the quilt day and night, reminiscing about the past. Tanya learns that everyone is in the quilt so that they can be remembered. Grandma is the centerpiece of the family and when she becomes ill, Tanya must figure out how to finish their family quilt. The plot in this story is realistic and easy for young readers to understand. Some chidren may be able to relate to how the characters feel about their family and all readers can appreciate the lessons that our elders teach us about our lives and our families. The language in this book is appropriate for young children and can be used as an aid for advancing their reading onto the next level. The language sounds realistic and believable. The illustrations in this picture book are wonderful. They are beautifully drawn, colored sketches that include life-like features and details of the characters. Each drawing matches the text perfectly. All the illustrations in this story look like paintings which make this picture book memorable. The characters in this story grow from their experience creating the patchwork quilt. Tanya matures the most because she learns the value and importance of family from her grandma. Even Grandma herself appreciates when this life lesson comes full circle as Tanya presents her with the finished quilt, which includes a patch from Grandma's old quilt. This story is worthwhile to young children because it gives the
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice story that reinforces lovely family traditions. I would have liked the grandmother to "speak" in standard English, but that's my only objection.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book would be a great book to use in the classroom to do a variety of things with. You could use it to relate to children how a sickness can affect a family. You could also use it in conjunction with art if you wanted to make a quilt. It would be a good example of how a quilt can have so much meaning. It could also be used to show that when you make a quilt a lot of things could be represented in it.