Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679874720
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/28/1995
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 78,029
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile: AD680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Born in North Carolina, James Ransome is a graduate of the Pratt Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration. While still a student at Pratt, James was one of twelve finalists out of two thousand selected to illustrate the annual Citibank calendar. After graduation, James continued to study painting at the Art Students League where his entry into the Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Competition received the Jellybean award.
Currently a member of the Society of Illustrators, James has illustrated numerous books for children, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt and Freedom's Fruit. His illustrations also appear on book jackets, greeting cards, puzzles and shopping bags, as well as in magazines and calendars. One of James's paintings is in the Charlotte (North Carolina) Public Library's permanent children's book art collection.

James currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his wife, Lesa, their two daughters, and their Dalmatian, Clinton.

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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Betsy21 More than 1 year ago
This is a very wonderful book. I would read this to my own children. I love how Clara is smart enough to be able to use cloth to make a map quilt to help her find her mom and find freedom. I also love the pictures in this book. It is a very sweet book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book about slavery, but it is told from the point of view of a young slave named Clara. She craftily gets pieces of cloth to create a map to freedom. My third graders loved the book and the illustrations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful companion to UNDER THE QUILT OF NIGHT by the same author and illustrator.