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The Quilt

Alida Series, Book 3 · Alida

by Gary Paulsen

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   Not today
1944. Wartime.
A six-year-old boy goes to spend the summer with his grandmother Alida in a small town near the Canadian border. With the men all gone off to fight, the women are left to run the farms. There's plenty for the boy to do—trying to help with the chores, getting to know the dog, and the horses, cows, pigs, and chickens.
But when his cousin Kristina goes into labor, he can't do a thing. Instead, the house fills with women come to help and to wait, and to work on a quilt together. This is no common, everyday quilt, but one that contains all the stories of the boy's family. The quilt tells the truth, past and future: of happiness, courage, and pain; of the greatest joy, and the greatest loss. And as they wait, the women share these memorable stories with the boy.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Imprint:
Yearling
Publication Date:
2008
Series:
Alida

Format

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Gary Paulsen (Author)

Gary Paulsen is the author of more than 100 books, among them the bestselling Brian's Winter, The River, Brian's Return, and Brian's Hunt. He divides his time between a ranch in New Mexico and his boat on the Pacific Ocean.

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