The Quilt Story

Paperback | June 18, 1996

byTony JohnstonIllustratorTomie Depaola

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After a move to a new home, comfort comes from a surprising place.

Long ago, a young girl named Abigail put her beloved patchwork quilt in the attic. Generations later, another young girl discovers the quilt and makes it her own, relying on its warmth to help her feel secure in a new home.

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Long ago, a young girl named Abigail put her beloved patchwork quilt in the attic. Now years later, anohter girl discovers the quilt and makes it her own, relying on its warmth to help her feel secure in a new home. "A quilt that provides warmth, fun and comfort to two different generations is the star of this rich picture book . . . d...

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After a move to a new home, comfort comes from a surprising place.Long ago, a young girl named Abigail put her beloved patchwork quilt in the attic. Generations later, another young girl discovers the quilt and makes it her own, relying on its warmth to help her feel secure in a new home.

Tony Johnston was born January 30, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Stanford University where she earned a B.A. in History and an M.A in Education, she became a fourth-grade teacher. She has written over seventy books for children. Her titles include Amber on the Mountain, the Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea, Day of the Dead, th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.15 × 8.03 × 0.16 inPublished:June 18, 1996Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0698113683

ISBN - 13:9780698113688

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Long ago, a young girl named Abigail put her beloved patchwork quilt in the attic. Now years later, anohter girl discovers the quilt and makes it her own, relying on its warmth to help her feel secure in a new home. "A quilt that provides warmth, fun and comfort to two different generations is the star of this rich picture book . . . dePaola provides a warm, dignified interpretation of Johnston's stroy".--Booklist, starred review. Full color

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"A quilt that provides warmth, fun, and comfort to two different generations is the star of this rich picture book. . . dePaola provides a warm, dignified interpretation of Johnston's story." --Booklist, starred review

"A lovely collaboration of artist and author. . . A treasure." --Children's Book Review Service