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3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Codie loves to spend time with her favorite aunt, Alix. Her aunt is a talented seamstress, and Codie knows that the perfect gift for Alix's new baby is a handmade blanket. Codie wants to have the blanket done before the baby is born. Suddenly, the baby is coming early. Will Codie be able to finish the blanket in time?
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Square Fish (first published 1993)
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Jessica Levitt
This made tears come to my eyes as I read it in the public library. A lovely story told from the perspective of a young (8 year-old?) Codie waiting for the arrival of her first cousin. Codie rushes to complete a blanket for the newest family member, staying up all night to sew it. She is anxious about her place in her aunt's family when the baby, newly named Lavender, arrives home, and her aunt reassures her that there will always be room for Codie. It is a perfect independent read for ages 7-9.
When Codie's favorite aunt is about to have a baby, Codie does a secret special thing--she makes her new baby cousin a blanket. Will Codie finish the blanket in time? Will Codie's aunt still love Codie once the new baby comes? A sweet story about love, a new addition to the family, and the replacement anxiety children face. A good chapter book for transitional readers.
Andd Becker
Lavender is the name of a new baby. The star of the story is a girl who is making a quilt for the baby, her cousin.
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Recommended by Chinaberry, Holiday 2011. For 4-9 years.
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Karen Hesse is an American author of children's literature and literature for young adults, often with historical settings. Her novel Out of the Dust was the winner of the 1998 Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. In 2002, Hesse was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.

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