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.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

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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  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 4 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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