The Patchwork Quilt

The Patchwork Quilt

Hardcover(1st ed)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803700970
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/28/1985
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 274,910
Product dimensions: 8.64(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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

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

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The Patchwork Quilt 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 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
HollyRogers on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is about a little girl named Tanya, who puts together a quilt with her grandmother that represents their family. When the grandmother gets ill, Tanya finishes the quilt by herself.I love this book! It not only shows family values but also shows the importance of being close with your family.In my classroom I would use this book in a lesson involving family and I would challenge the children to go home and collect important things that remind them of their family and put it all together to present it to the class.
Khp24 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Great book that teaches good family values. Talks about culture, heritage, family, quilting. The grandmother is making the family quilt until she gets sick. her grandaughter use to watch her put it together and could see how much the quilt meant to the both of them. She wanted to get it finished for grandma. The girl, tanya gets her mother to show her how to make the quilt and she finishes it for grandma by adding pieces into the quilt about grandma. It is a great family book
jamie_lanell on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A girl's grandmother is working on a quilt, sewing pieces of fabric together that relate to their family. The grandmother becomes sick and the girl completes the quilt, adding pieces special to her grandmother.
dahabdabbler on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is a beautiful story about love, family, and traditions. The illustrations are fantastic! Pinkney has quite a gift for faces. Each character has a unique face and he brings them each to life with their realistic facial expressions. I like that the people receive the most detail and the items in the background are more loose and "sketchy". He illustrates variety in skin tone, facial features, body shape, and hair. This would be a great addition to any classroom library.
avcr on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The smallest member of the Family, Tanya, learns from the oldest member, Grandma, that building a life full of precious memories like piecing together a quilt takes time. And learning to appreciate the past is a necessary thread that must run through us all; as a firmament of courage that helps us define our future. Gentle, muted, earth tones against a coffee-stained white background infuse warmth and familial inspiration that inspires the reader to savor their surroundings and always help on another. Children will learn about the importance of family members and revel in its joy. If You Liked This, Try: The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco, The Quilt by Ann Jonas, The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston, Sweet Clara And The Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson, Quilting Now & Then by Karen B. Willing. Awards: Coretta Scott King, 1985
kyoder06 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Genre: Realistic FictionAge Appropriateness: primary, intermediate Media: pen and inkThis is a great story altogether and example of realistic fiction because there is a fictional family that the story is centered around but they way they interact with one another and the activities they do are all realistic. Tanya begins working on a quilt with her grandmother and when she gets sick, Tanya and her mom commit to finishing it. It is a great story about family tradition and coming together.
claire.cavell on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book shows the close-knit relationship between families, especially Tanya and her grandmothers. All of their memories are sewn into their family quilt.
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.