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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;A bond of love unites a family throughout generations in this companion to the beloved and bestselling classic andlt;Iandgt;The Keeping Quiltandlt;/Iandgt;.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As a young Russian Jewish girl in the early 1900s, Anna and her family lived in fear of the Czarand#8217;s soldiers. The family lived a hard life and had few possessionsand#8212;their treasure was a beautiful china tea set. A wedding gift to Annaand#8217;s parents, the tea set came with a wish that and#8220;Anyone who drinks from this will have blessings from God. They will never know a day of hunger. Their lives will always have flavor. They will know love and joy and they will never be poor.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When Annaand#8217;s family leaves Russia for America, they bring the tea set and its blessings. A source of heritage and security, the tea set helps Annaand#8217;s family make friends and find better lives in America. A cup from the tea setand#8212;andlt;Iandgt;The Blessing Cupand#8212;andlt;/Iandgt;became an anchor of family history, and it remains a symbol of lasting love more than a century later.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;This tender tribute to the importance of loving lineage is a prequel and companion to the perennial bestseller andlt;Iandgt;The Keeping Quilt andlt;/Iandgt;and is told and illustrated with authenticity and tremendous heart.

Review:

"In this prequel to The Keeping Quilt, readers learn how Polacco's great-grandmother Anna and her parents were forced from their shtetl in Czarist Russia and made their way to America. Among the few treasures the family took with them was a vibrantly painted tea set, a kind of familial talisman ('This tea set is magic. Anyone who drinks from it has a blessing from God,' says Anna's mother, explaining its lore), which also served as a reminder that they would always be rich in what matters: resilience and love. Only one cup from the tea set made it to their new home, but it played a central role in the family's traditions and milestones through the generations. Polacco opens her heart to readers as few authors can, inviting them to become intimates in her family's low and high points. As in The Keeping Quilt, she renders her unabashedly sentimental scenes of immigrant life in exuberant, fluid gray pencil, reserving the splashes and spots of color primarily for the tea set and — in a link to the earlier book — the babushka that will become part of the quilt. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A bond of love unites a family throughout generations in this companion to the beloved and bestselling classic The Keeping Quilt.

As a young Russian Jewish girl in the early 1900s, Anna and her family lived in fear of the Czar’s soldiers. The family lived a hard life and had few possessions—their treasure was a beautiful china tea set. A wedding gift to Anna’s parents, the tea set came with a wish that “Anyone who drinks from this will have blessings from God. They will never know a day of hunger. Their lives will always have flavor. They will know love and joy and they will never be poor.”

When Anna’s family leaves Russia for America, they bring the tea set and its blessings. A source of heritage and security, the tea set helps Anna’s family make friends and find better lives in America. A cup from the tea set—The Blessing Cup—became an anchor of family history, and it remains a symbol of lasting love more than a century later.

This tender tribute to the importance of loving lineage is a prequel and companion to the perennial bestseller The Keeping Quilt and is told and illustrated with authenticity and tremendous heart.

About the Author

Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved childrenand#8217;s books, including andlt;iandgt;The Keeping Quiltandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Blessing Cupandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Fionaand#8217;s Laceandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Trees of the Dancing Goatsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Babushkaand#8217;s Dollandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;My Rotten Redheaded Older Brotherandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in Union City, Michigan.Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved childrenand#8217;s books, including andlt;iandgt;The Keeping Quiltandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Blessing Cupandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Fionaand#8217;s Laceandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Trees of the Dancing Goatsandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Babushkaand#8217;s Dollandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;My Rotten Redheaded Older Brotherandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in Union City, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442450479
Author:
Polacco, Patricia
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Keeping Quilt; family; history; Jewish; Judaism; Russia; immigration; family history; heritage; heirloom; Polacco
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c reflective (jkt spfx: spot uv + embo
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 10.5 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

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Product details 48 pages Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - English 9781442450479 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this prequel to The Keeping Quilt, readers learn how Polacco's great-grandmother Anna and her parents were forced from their shtetl in Czarist Russia and made their way to America. Among the few treasures the family took with them was a vibrantly painted tea set, a kind of familial talisman ('This tea set is magic. Anyone who drinks from it has a blessing from God,' says Anna's mother, explaining its lore), which also served as a reminder that they would always be rich in what matters: resilience and love. Only one cup from the tea set made it to their new home, but it played a central role in the family's traditions and milestones through the generations. Polacco opens her heart to readers as few authors can, inviting them to become intimates in her family's low and high points. As in The Keeping Quilt, she renders her unabashedly sentimental scenes of immigrant life in exuberant, fluid gray pencil, reserving the splashes and spots of color primarily for the tea set and — in a link to the earlier book — the babushka that will become part of the quilt. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A bond of love unites a family throughout generations in this companion to the beloved and bestselling classic The Keeping Quilt.

As a young Russian Jewish girl in the early 1900s, Anna and her family lived in fear of the Czar’s soldiers. The family lived a hard life and had few possessions—their treasure was a beautiful china tea set. A wedding gift to Anna’s parents, the tea set came with a wish that “Anyone who drinks from this will have blessings from God. They will never know a day of hunger. Their lives will always have flavor. They will know love and joy and they will never be poor.”

When Anna’s family leaves Russia for America, they bring the tea set and its blessings. A source of heritage and security, the tea set helps Anna’s family make friends and find better lives in America. A cup from the tea set—The Blessing Cup—became an anchor of family history, and it remains a symbol of lasting love more than a century later.

This tender tribute to the importance of loving lineage is a prequel and companion to the perennial bestseller The Keeping Quilt and is told and illustrated with authenticity and tremendous heart.

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