The Canada Geese Quilt
Ten-year-old Ariel, who loves drawing and spending time in the outdoors, lives on a farm in Vermont after World War II. This charming story is about Ariel’s relationship with her grandma as they work together to make a unique quilt for Ariel’s future baby sister. Although the book is easy enough for early readers, it has high literary merit: “The hills blazed with the scarlet and orange of maples . . . Apples and butternuts hung heavily from the trees along the fencerow, almost begging to be picked.” Although the story explores some deep topics, such as her grandmother suffering a stroke, this book is gentle, character-building, and inspiring, unlike so many books out there.
(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)
|Region||North America, United States, Vermont|
|Period||20th Century, 1900s, mid 1900s|
|The Good and the Beautiful Library||No|