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The Keeping Quilt

Last updated Friday, February 28, 2020

Author: Patricia Polacco
Illustrator: Patricia Polacco
Date of Publication: 1998
ISBN: 0689820909
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: May 2003

Synopsis: When Patricia's Great-Gramma Anna came to America as a child, the only things she brought along from Russia were her dress and the babushka she liked to throw up into the air when she was dancing. Soon enough, though, Anna outgrew the dress and her mother decided to incorporate it and the babushka into a quilt.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a ?quilt? out of construction paper - what special items would you want on it - draw.
•  What are some traditions in your family - draw and write the story.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!