The Canada geese quilt

Author Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie.
Language English
Publisher
Puffin Chapters/Puffin Books $3.99., 1999




Annotation:

Also issued as Recorded Books Fiction on Cassette with Book.



Subjects :

  • Artists
  • Babies
  • Fiction
  • Farm life
  • Quilts
  • Grandmothers

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993 National Council of Teachers of English
  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 H.W. Wilson
  • Notable Children's Books, 1990 ALSC American Library Association

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award, 1991 Winner United States

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 1995-1996; Nominee Massachusetts
  • Utah Children's Book Awards, 1992; Nominee Utah
  • Golden Sower Award, 1992; Nominee Nebraska
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 1991; Nominee Wyoming
  • Maine Student Book Award, 1990-1991; Nominee Maine
  • Prairie Pasque Award, 1992; Nominee South Dakota
  • South Carolina Children's Book Award, 1992; Nominee South Carolina
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, 1991-1992; Master List Kansas

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Reading Measurement Programs:


999999
Puffin Chapters/Puffin Books $3.99. () 1999.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 680
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 3


0525650040
Cobblehill Books/Dutton (New York:) 1989.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader Points 1

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 3

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Understatement gives this story about a 10-year-old girl's mixed feelings about her mother's pregnancy its unusual sensitivity and power. Ages 8-12. (Dec.)
(PUBLISHER: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1992 c1989.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
In one gorgeous, slim volume, Kinsey-Warnock tells a story of a particular time, from spring to fall, in a 10-year-old's life. Ariel loves the Vermont farm where she lives with her parents and grandmother, and wonders about the changes that a new baby in the house will bring to their lives. Then her grandmother suffers a stroke, and Ariel is haunted by the feeling that nothing and no one is safe. But when Ariel's parents realize that the old woman has given up on her recovery, it is Ariel who re-engages her grandmother in the business of living, helping her sew a quilt that Ariel has designed for the new baby. Kinsey-Warnock's language is simple and direct as it conveys both the loving relationship between the old woman and the girl, and the girl's love of the land. Ariel revels in her surroundings, and her mood is infectious; the thrill of the geese migrating is movingly expressed. Bowman's realistic black-and-white illustrations depict highlights of the story, but never try to evoke the landscapes suggested by the text, or the beauty of the two geese quilts. Wisely, she leaves such moments to readers' imaginations, and so her work appears like sustaining chords beneath the melody of the text. Ages 9-up. (Sept.)
(PUBLISHER: Cobblehill Books/Dutton (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1989.)

Karen Deans (Children's Literature)
It is springtime in Vermont and more is changing than the weather. Ten-year-old Ariel finds out she is going to become a big sister in the fall and she is conflicted about the news. It is her grandmother who comforts her with stories from her own childhood, and the unique bonds she shared with her own siblings. She also suggests the two of them make a quilt for the new baby. Her grandmother charges Ariel with the job of designing it before she begins the quilting. Ariel draws inspiration from the northward flying geese she loves and the landscape over which they travel. Soon into the project, Ariel's grandmother suffers a stroke and after returning home from the hospital, begins her long path to recovery. Aware that her Grandmother will never be the same again, Ariel must face and overcome her fears of death and loss. Through the making of this quilt, Ariel finds new connections with her grandmother and experiences the bittersweet joys of life and the changes it brings. Simply written with lovely charcoal illustrations throughout, this book reveals tender life lessons that resonate with universal appeal. 1999 (orig. 1989), Puffin Chapters/Puffin Books, $3.99. Ages 7 to 10.
(PUBLISHER: Puffin Chapters/Puffin Books $3.99., PUBLISHED: 1999 (orig. 1989))

Marty Crisp (Audiofile, December/January 2000)
How do you cope when you're only 10 years old and your beloved grandmother suddenly gets so sick she hardly seems like someone you know anymore? And what do you do when your mother is about to have a baby and you're not sure how you feel about it? Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan touches the artist's soul in young Ariel as she finds her way past one of life's rockier patches with the help of patience, her drawing pad, and her grandmother's legacy. M.C. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine Unabridged. 1998 (orig. 1989), Recorded Books, One cassettes, 1 hr., Book pak, $10.00.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: p1998.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock’s warm-hearted story of generations reaching out to each other was named a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Ten-year-old Ariel and Grandma secretly plan a beautiful quilt for the new baby Mother will have--until Grandma gets sick. Alyssa Bresnahan holds listeners spellbound as Ariel’s solution unfolds. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 95327, $15.75. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: p1998.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Puffin Chapters/Puffin Books $3.99., 1999

Media Type:

0141304626
9780141304625
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books, 1998

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 sound cassette (1 hr.):
PZ7.K6293 ([Fic])
0788719068
9780788719066
In container (22 cm.).
An unabridged recording of the book.
"Fiction on Cassette."-Cover.
New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1992

Media Type: Language Material
60 p.:
([Fic])
0440407192
9780440407195
New York N.Y.: Dell Pub., 1992

Media Type: Language Material
60 p.:
PZ7.K6293 ([Fic])
0606025448
9780606025447
"A Yearling book."
Originally published New York: Dodd Mead 1988.
New York: Cobblehill Books/Dutton, 1989

Media Type: Language Material
60 p.:
PZ7.K6293 ([Fic])
0525650040
9780525650041

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