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The Quilt Story

Written by Tony Johnston & illustrated by Tomie dePaola
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Jun 28, 1996
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What's The Quilt Story About

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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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  • “Abigail loved the quilt. She wrapped it round her in the quiet dark and watched the winter skies. Sometimes she saw a falling star.”
  • “Her mother rocked her as mothers do. Then tucked her in. And Abigail felt at home again under the quilt.”
  • “They found a new house. Freshly cleaned. Freshly waxed. Freshly painted. White.”

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Book Topics › fiction
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Book Topics › mother-daughter relationships
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Book Topics › sewing and quilting
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Who Wrote The Quilt Story

Tony Johnston

Tony Johnston is the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up.

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Who Illustrated The Quilt Story

Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola is one of the most popular children’s book authors and illustrators of our time and the winner of the 2011 Children’s Literature Legacy Award for “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature,” among other lifetime achievement awards. A Newbery Honor winner, he has written and illustrated a number of books, including Caldecott Honor book Strega Nona and its companions, as well as Oliver Button Is a Sissy; The Legend of Old Befana; The Clown of God; Michael Bird-Boy; Andy, That’s My Name; and Quiet. A native of Connecticut, Mr. dePaola studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in New London, New Hampshire.

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