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The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
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Mar 10, 2011

really liked it
Read in March, 2011

A very dear friend of mine loaned this to me and said it was one of his favorite children's books. I see why; there's a lot going on underneath the text when you read it as an adult, which is great, but it's also just a wonderful story about the quilt that can connect family generations. Heirlooms, dusty and weird though they may be, are beautiful things, traditions are beautiful things, and I'm delighted by this rather plain admiration of them. Also, the illustrations are great; I find something very classic and wonderful about plain pencil sketches, and the decision to put color only into the quilt in each page is right on. A fine book indeed.

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