Cover of: The quilt | Gary Paulsen

About the Book

  1. Wartime. A six-year-old boy goes to spend the summer with his grandmother Alida in a small town near the Canadian border. With the men all gone off to fight, the women are left to run the farms. There's plenty for the boy to do--trying to help with the chores, getting to know the dog, and the horses, cows, pigs, and chickens. But when his cousin Kristina goes into labor, he can't do a thing. Instead, the house fills with women come to help and to wait, and to work on a quilt together. This is no common, everyday quilt, but one that contains all the stories of the boy's family. The quilt tells the truth, past and future: of happiness, courage, and pain; of the greatest joy, and the greatest loss. And as they wait, the women share these memorable stories with the boy.From the Hardcover edition.

About the Edition

During World War II, while his father is in Europe fighting and his mother is working in Chicago, a five-year-old boy goes to live with his grandmother in a rural Norwegian American community in Minnesota. Based on events from the author's life.

Edition Notes

008-012.
"A companion to Alida's song" --Cover.

Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.P2843 Qu 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
83 p. ;
Number of pages
83

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3675587M
Internet Archive
quiltpaul00paul
ISBN 10
0385908865, 0385729502
LC Control Number
2003011912
Library Thing
1432759
Goodreads
400087
1555057
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