The Canada Geese Quilt, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

The Canada Geese Quilt

By Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Level 4

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.

Region North America, United States, Vermont
Period 20th Century, 1900s, mid 1900s
Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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  • Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 3 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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