Saturday, August 14, 2010

Book Review - The Quiltmaker's Gift

Author: Jeff Brumbeau
Illustrator: Gail De Marcken
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Ages: 5-8
Source: Library
Rating: 5 Stars

When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart.

This is a beautifully illustrated book with pages full of intricate details. A great story accompanies the illustrations making this one book you don't want to miss.

A powerful, greedy king demands a quiltmaker give him one of her quilts but she refuses. She only gives her quilts to the poor. Despite the kings threats and punishments the quiltmaker won't give in to the demands of the king. There is only one way she will give him a quilt.

A great lesson in the happiness that comes from being generous and helping others.

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