Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet

Paperback | March 15, 1996

byAnn Whitford Paul

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"Paul provides information about pioneer life through speculation about the origins of 26 quilt patterns, one for each letter of the alphabet. The variety of colors and designs makes the quilts themselves the real stars of the book [and] will [encourage] students to develop their own creations in cloth or on paper." —SLJ.

Outstanding Books of 1991 (NYT)
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Why do quilts look like they do? What do their designs mean? Ann Whitford presents an alphabet of quilting patterns and their possible origins. Complemented by Jeanette Winter's bold and warm illustrations, this book is a creative look at a meaningful folk art tradition. Full color.

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"Paul provides information about pioneer life through speculation about the origins of 26 quilt patterns, one for each letter of the alphabet. The variety of colors and designs makes the quilts themselves the real stars of the book [and] will [encourage] students to develop their own creations in cloth or on paper." —SLJ. Outstanding...

Ann Whitford Paul?s second book for children grew out of her long-time love of quilts.She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California. Jeanette Winter is the illustrator of more than a dozen children?s books, including Hinny Winny Bunco by Carole Greene.She has twice been the recipient of the American Illustrators Guild Award.She...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.07 inPublished:March 15, 1996Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064434648

ISBN - 13:9780064434645

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 8

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Why do quilts look like they do? What do their designs mean? Ann Whitford presents an alphabet of quilting patterns and their possible origins. Complemented by Jeanette Winter's bold and warm illustrations, this book is a creative look at a meaningful folk art tradition. Full color.

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"Attractive and informative." (ALA Booklist)