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The Quilt Story

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

Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is The Quilt Story

Quotes from The Quilt Story

  • “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 › mother-daughter relationships
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Who Wrote The Quilt Story

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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

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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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Book Details

ISBN:
9780698113688
Publication Date:
June 28, 1996
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
84018212
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
52607407
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0698113683
Lexile® Level:
AD490L
ATOS® Book Level:
2.6
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
18406
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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