The Barn Quilt: A Christmas Story

The Barn Quilt: A Christmas Story

Paperback

$11.69 $12.99 Save 10% Current price is $11.69, Original price is $12.99. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Tuesday, December 17

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683149828
Publisher: Redemption Press
Publication date: 11/01/2019
Pages: 26
Sales rank: 162,577
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Barn Quilt: A Christmas Story 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Erin_Slocum 3 days ago
My Thoughts on The Barn Quilt: This is such a sweet poignant story for all ages. Really it’s designed for children but old and young alike will love this title. I love to quilt and the quilt blocks definitely caught my eye. But I also loved the stories that came along with them and the tie into Christmas and what might the quilt block on that lowly stable where Jesus was born have looked like? For kids to read this alone I’d say they need to be ready for chapter books as there is quite a bit of reading on the pages and not just cute pictures. While the illustrations are amazing they’re not going to capture the really young ones’ attention for long and definitely not long enough for you to read each page. I read this book out loud to my three and six-year-olds. My two nine-year-olds listened along. One of my nine-year-olds could have read this on her own and one could not. While the three-year-old did listen to the whole thing it did not capture him as fully as it did the other three. Maybe part of that is he’s a boy and they’re all girls. I did catch most of my older children listening in as well because everyone loves to be read to! What did I think of the book? I definitely would recommend this book. It’s a great one and not just to be shelved for Christmas time only. As an adult, I found the message good, the images pleasing, and enjoyed the story. I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Celebrate Lit. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.
Kathae 6 days ago
Children will be drawn to this book for any number of the themes within. It may be for the general farm theme, or the animals, or learning about barn quilts, or Christmas. Readers will enjoy descriptions of many different activities that take place on the farm, such as raising animals, raising crops, keeping bees, finding eggs, plus carpentry and design. Plenty of dialogue keeps the story moving, and I was drawn into the farm atmosphere as I read. I could remember the feeling of time spent on the farm as I read. I liked the illustrations. They were pleasing to look at, and are well done. The text is placed well on each page There are a lot of words on each page, so this is a book that an adult will be reading to a child, initially. I recommend this story to listeners and readers who love farms, or who want to learn more about barn quilts. I received an ARC of this book from the author, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes. The thoughts expressed here are my own.
conniet729 6 days ago
This book was written with younger readers in mind. I would say 1st - 4th grades. Which is perfect since I have a 1st grader and a 3rd grader. It tells the story of farm life, friendship, quilt designs and most importantly faith. I love the way that the story is presented. It kept both my boys attention. Dennis is the main character, and he loves helping the neighbors out. He has to help pick out the barn quilt pattern for the barn on Maple Shade Farm. The pictures in this book are beautiful, there is a lot of attention to detail and how they were designed. The storyline kept all of our attention. The Christmas story is told in a perfect way. We read this book several times and has become a favorite in our household. I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program. All thoughts are my own.
MeezCarrie 6 days ago
This is a cute book that introduces children to farm life as well as the barn quilts. In fact, I can see this as a fun project to do with elementary age children – read the story with them & have them think about (and maybe design on paper with colored paper/crayons, etc.) what sort of quilt square would be on their own house … or the church’s … or their school’s, etc. The illustrations are absolutely darling and beautifully done. They complement the text well and enhance the story, too, as should be the case in every good children’s book. I also enjoyed learning more about quilt patterns by default as Miz Patti and Dennis try to decide what pattern to use for Maple Shade Farm’s barn. It may be a bit over the heads of the youngest readers, but I think it should be accessible at a basic level to most. Bottom Line: The Barn Quilt is a fun book for all ages. The sweet illustrations and cozy tale appeal to young hearts – and those young at heart – and the story itself provides lots of opportunity for interaction with your reader(s), both during the reading and later. A cute gift to give this holiday season! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
Stardust_Fiddle 9 days ago
Imagine my surprise when I briefly researched the history of barn quilts and discovered that they apparently originated in my home state of Ohio! And that they are not an Amish legacy; I had always connected the two in my mind because of the quilting link. I was eager to read this children’s book because I love literature about farm life, and I was anticipating the seasonal setting. Christmas always seems like a good time to enjoy some children’s books, and it’s even merrier when the two come together! Patti Michels’ “The Barn Quilt” is written for young readers, perhaps around third grade age, and it is also suitable for parents to read to their children. I thought that it was a cute story, and although as an adult reader the narrative felt repetitive and the resolution obvious, the target audience would doubtless enjoy it and find it appropriate. I appreciated the fact that despite being contemporary, there is no mention of electronic devices. This gives it an old-fashioned feel that harmonizes with the title. The subtitle, however, did not fit as well for me. It did not read to me like a Christmas story, and I would not really have described it as such. The very ending is Christmassy but not altogether connected to the rest of the story, and while on a second read-through I noticed a few more holiday details, overall I had a difficult time classifying this as a Christmas tale. The cover indicates springtime, and the illustrations within only hint at the Christmas season. The outdoor scenes do have bare trees, but the ground is more green than white. Also, the note at the end of the book remarks that the custom of barn quilts “started many years ago”, but it seems that they are not documented before 2001, so I question this. It doesn’t have much bearing on the story itself, but I still think that if it is included, it should be verified. Nevertheless, the message of love and the conversation about what type of barn quilt should have been on the stable where Jesus was born are endearing. Thoughtful and easy to read, with basic details of farm living and animals worked into the dialogue, “The Barn Quilt” offers a story that will cause young readers to think and ponder solutions while learning about farming and the fascinating variety of barn quilts. I received a complimentary copy of this book through CelebrateLit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
MaureenST 10 days ago
The title of this little book intrigued me, especially since I own a barn, and I am a quilter. Loved how the neighbor’s boy came up with the idea, but was totally embraced by the farm family. When sharing this book with my young niece, we were trying to decide which quilt block would be best, and should we put one on our barn. As we read the book and talked about each of the suggested blocks, and liked the final choice, and the bonus one! A cute and educational book to share with your little ones! I received this book through Celebrate Lit, and was not required to give a positive review.
Deana0326 10 days ago
This is a wonderful book for young children that love stories about animals, farms and family. The book is short, but doesn't lack for beautiful dialogue and gorgeous illustrations. The story centers around a young boy named Dennis. He loves going to his neighbors farm and helping out. I loved how curious he was about all the animals and the chores that were involved in taking care of a farm. I love quilts and this book has such great descriptions of different designs that are used. Dennis helps Farmer Max and Miz Patti design the perfect barn quilt. I couldn't wait to find what they were going to design. I am sure children would be excited about this story anticipating what barn quilt was decided on. It does touch on Christmas in a way that is perfect for young children to understand what the true meaning of Christmas is. This would make a great present for a young child or perhaps a story for the whole family to read together during the holidays. I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
Ourpugs 10 days ago
The Barn Quilt The Barn Quilt is a different type of children’s book. I had never heard of a barn quilt. It sounds like a really fun project. I loved the story of how they were trying to figure out what kind of barn quilt to make. Dennis kept trying to think of ideas but was hard to figure out the one fitting for their barn. A book that young and old will enjoy. Especially readers that love farm life and animals. I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit. This book review is my own opinion.
Jane Jacobs 11 days ago
A cute story and lots of fun! Dennis, the boy who lives down the road from the farm owned by Miz Patti and Farmer Max, is trying to help Miz Patti come up with an idea for her barn quilt. They have so many ideas before they get to work creating a barn quilt for the barn at Maple Shade Farm. Entertaining and educational! A fun surprise as the final design is revealed! I was given a copy of this book for free. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
NKBookReviewer 11 days ago
The Barn Quilt, A Christmas Story by author Patti Michels is a lovely children’s book. With twenty-eight pages it is filled with a delightfully engaging story that is complete with beautiful colorful illustrations. Even though it is a children’s book, adults will enjoy it, also. This is the tale of Dennis, who is new to the area. He visits Miz Patti and Farmer Max and they discuss Quilt Squares that are on barns in the area. They go through the patterns and meanings looking for the right one for their barn. Chatting about the first Christmas the friends begin to ponder what quilt block might have been on the stable where Jesus was. Which one is perfect for that? That opens the door for even more talk about Christmas. This is a wonderful book. It is nice for ages 7 and under. I found it to include information on Midwestern farming, barn quilts, friends, and faith. It is a very nice, different type of Christmas book that children will love. Yes, I recommend this book. Any “little” would really enjoy it. It would be an asset to a church or preschool library. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my honest words.
vics49548 12 days ago
Such a fun story with a wonderful message, this book would be a good gift for the elementary age reader. In this story we learn about the tradition of barn quilts, as Miz Patti tries to decide on a quilt painting for their barn. Pulling in the story of Jesus’ birth gives this book even more substance. The illustrations are really cute and will attract the younger children to this story. There are lots of animals on the farm, too, as we see by the pictures. All in all a charming book that I would highly recommend. I received a comSuch a fun story with a wonderful message, this book would be a good gift for the elementary age reader. In this story we learn about the tradition of barn quilts, as Miz Patti tries to decide on a quilt painting for their barn. Pulling in the story of Jesus’ birth gives this book even more substance. The illustrations are really cute and will attract the younger children to this story. There are lots of animals on the farm, too, as we see by the pictures. All in all a charming book that I would highly recommend. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review. plimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
Librarycataloger 13 days ago
I truly enjoyed this children's book because I lived on a farm for many years and barn quilts are very popular in our area but I can imagine how interesting The Barn Quilt would be for young people who live in cities or urban areas. It follows Dennis as he visits his neighbors Farmer Max and Miz Patti on their farm and it relates his efforts to help them decide a pattern for their barn quilt. Patti Michel's story is both fun and educational, the illustrations by Nate Myers are colorful and appealing, and it is also especially appropriate for this time of year. There is the mention of what a barn quilt might have looked like on the stable where Jesus Christ was born and reading this with children offers a great opportunity to discuss the true meaning of Christmas. The Barn Quilt is a wonderful book for parents/grandparents to read and discuss with their children/grandchildren and I can see it also being a great resource for teachers. Reading it as a class and creating the quilt patterns would provide several learning opportunities. Bottom line: great book to give and even better to keep! I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and Redemption Press. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
PianoLady831 16 days ago
The Barn Quilt by Patti Michels is a delightful storybook for children and young readers. The story reflects midwestern farm life, friendship, quilt designs, and faith – and is told in a way that will engage children. The Barn Quilt begins when Dennis, a young boy new to the neighborhood, drops by for a visit with Miz Patti and Farmer Max. He’s noticed that many barns in the area have a quilt block pattern painted on the side and that is perhaps something that their barn needs. I loved how, as the three friends begin to explore what specific design might best fit their farm, there’s lots of opportunities for interaction by talking about the various quilt block patterns. As they come up with ideas reflective of their farm and lifestyle, readers could imagine what design might fit their own life. It’s also fun to explore a little about the history of barn quilts and learn of some popular patterns, such as flying geese, windmill, library books, beehive. Best of all is the opportunity to talk about the true Christmas message as Dennis, Miz Patti and Farmer Max think about what a quilt block pattern for the stable might have looked like. The book is also beautifully illustrated by Nate Myers in a way that draws readers in as the story unfolds. The Barn Quilt would make a lovely gift for a child at Christmas or any time of year. Recommended. I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and Redemption Press. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
amybooksy 22 days ago
As a quilt lover, I am intrigued with the barn quilts I see around the farming communities in my area. I love seeing the different designs and styles. So, I was excited to have the chance to read The Barn Quilt: A Christmas Story and share with my children. It was fun learning a little bit of history about barn quilts and seeing some new designs we have not seen before. We loved the beautiful illustrations throughout the book. It was fun getting the visual of the words written within the book. I let my second grader read it out loud to us. He needed minimal help with the some of the words. So, I think the unsupervised targeted reading group would be perfect for ages 7 and up. Of course, adults like me would love it, too! I am giving The Barn Quilt: A Christmas Story a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it! I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.