The Name Quilt

Phyllis Root; Pictures by Margot Apple

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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A family history in patches and stories

Summer evenings at Grandma’s house always end just the way Sadie likes – with Grandma tucking her in with the name quilt. As Sadie chooses from among the patchwork of hand-stitched names of generations of relatives, Grandma tells story after story – stories of hog-riding and hornets and Grandma’s own wedding. Then one summer day, a fierce storm comes on too quickly to get the washing off the line, and the quilt is blown away. That night, Sadie worries that more than just the quilt has disappeared, until Grandma shows her that all her favorite names and stories are more a part of Sadie than she knows.

Phyllis Root’s loving tribute to a bedtime ritual from her own childhood and Margot Apple’s intricate illustrations bring the story of Sadie and the name quilt to the page with just the right touch of humor and heart.
 
The Name Quilt is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Praise for The Name Quilt

"In the artwork, as in the text of this warm comforting book, quilts become more than just bedcovers; they are personal keepsakes, reminders of family history, and colorful backgrounds for the characters' lives." -- Booklist

"A child and her grandmother forge a new link to their family's past after an old one is lost...Apple's soft-focus rural scenes complement the tale's warm, intimate tone perfectly." --Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Phyllis Root; Pictures by Margot Apple

Phyllis Root is the author of more than twenty books for children, including Grandmother Winter and Rattletrap Car. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Margot Apple has illustrated over fifty books, including Big Mama by Tony Crunk and the Sheep in a Jeep books by Nancy Shaw. She lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

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The Name Quilt
Phyllis Root; Pictures by Margot Apple

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
April 2003
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374354848
ISBN10: 0374354847
Picture Book
8 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$17.99
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