Oma's Quilt

Oma's Quilt

Book - 2001
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Univ of Toronto Pr
An uplifting story about the difficulty of change and the memories that hold a family together.
The time has come for Emily's grandmother to move. But it's hard to leave her house on Maple Street, filled as it is with a lifetime of cherished memories. At the retirement home, Oma complains about everything, from flowers in the hallway to crooked bowling lanes! Emily wants to see Oma happy again, but she doesn't know what to do. At home, Emily and her mother begin to sort through Oma's possessions. They find ribbons, lace, curtains and blankets. Surrounded by the faded fabrics, Emily now knows the perfect way to keep Oma's memories by her side -- by stitching a one-of-a-kind patchwork quilt! Spirited illustrations enhance this uplifting story about lives in transition and the threads of memory that hold them together.

Baker & Taylor
Concerned that her grandmother Oma is not adjusting well to her new home at the Forest View Retirement Home, Emily wonders how she can help until she has an idea that reminds Oma that home is a state of mind.

& Taylor

When her grandmother, Oma, has a hard time adjusting to the retirement home, Emily and her mother sort through Oma's possessions, finding ribbons, lace, curtains, and blankets, and decide to use these fabrics to create a unique quilt full of memories for Oma.

Publisher: Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2001
ISBN: 9781550747775
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book Bou
Characteristics: [30] p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Jorisch, St├ęphane


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forbesrachel Jan 10, 2013

This is a wonderful tale about memories and the bond between grandmother, mother and daughter.


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