A family history in patches and stories
Summer evenings at Grandma’s house always end just the way Sadie likes – with Grandma tucking her in with the name quilt. As Sadie chooses from among the patchwork of hand-stitched names of generations of relatives, Grandma tells story after story – stories of hog-riding and hornets and Grandma’s own wedding. Then one summer day, a fierce storm comes on too quickly to get the washing off the line, and the quilt is blown away. That night, Sadie worries that more than just the quilt has disappeared, until Grandma shows her that all her favorite names and stories are more a part of Sadie than she knows.
Phyllis Root’s loving tribute to a bedtime ritual from her own childhood and Margot Apple’s intricate illustrations bring the story of Sadie and the name quilt to the page with just the right touch of humor and heart.
The Name Quilt is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.72(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.36(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Phyllis Root is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Grandmother Winter and Rattletrap Car. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Margot Apple has illustrated over fifty books, including Big Mama by Tony Crunk and the Sheep in a Jeep books by Nancy Shaw. She lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Every name on the "name quilt" is a member of the family and has a story. Grandma tells Sadie these stories when she tucks her into bed. Present family history and oral history and can lead in a discussion of family history.