Monday, March 10, 2008

the quiltmaker's gift

one of my new favorite books.
the story is wonderful. a greedy king demands a quilt of the local quiltmaker, who reserves her treasures for the poor and the needy alone. she tells him to give away all of his possessions, and for each she will sew another block of his quilt. initially, he refuses, and attempts to bully her into submission, but our little seamstress hangs tough, and the king? well, read the book. trust me, you'll love it!
the illustrations are positively breathtaking - a true classic for children and adults alike!
there is another book, a prequel called the quiltmaker's journey, and there are also pattern books inspired by this wonderful piece of literature.
enjoy my friends!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Mandy,

This book sounds great!! I will have to check it out of the library and read it and then probably buy it and add it to our family book collection! THANKS for sharing a good book! :o)

CONGRATS on another boy!! I have four boys and THEN had a little girl! Boys are wonderful!! I'll be praying for you that everything goes great, you continue to feel good and deliver a healthy baby!! Oh, what a miracle babies are!! I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!

Blessings,
Janet
P.S. Did you read my last comments??? If not, please do.

Mrs. Mandy said...

Janet,
Yup, I sure did! :) When I read that you were doing Q for Quilt with your preschoolers, it made me think of that book! I wanted to share it and figured it would be easier as a separate post.
Thanks for the congrats, we are very happy and excited!