The Quilt Maker's Journey

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Orchard Books, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 56 pages
30 Reviews
Jeff Brumbeau's prequel to the best-selling THE QUILTMAKER'S GIFT, illustrated with Gail de Marcken's rich, sumptuously detailed paintings, will be embraced by new and old fans of the Quiltmaker.

Escaping from the protective walls of wealth and privilege, a young girl discovers the harsh world outside, where some people don't have as much as others. When she realizes that she has the power to help them, the young girl finds a strength and peace she never knew before. Making the loveliest quilts in all the land, the young girl decides to give them away.

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User Review  - Shelli - Goodreads

It is hard to say what I loved more, the touching story or the stunning illustrations. The Quilt Maker's Journey reminded me very much of the story of Siddhārtha Gautama, best known as the Buddha ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dolly - Goodreads

This is a wonderful tale about helping others, being less materialistic, and giving without expecting a reward or acknowledgement. The narrative is engaging and dramatic and the illustrations are ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Jeff brumbeau grew up in New York City, where he lived with his mother and sister in his wodowed grandmother's house. His mother worked hard to support her family, who struggled to get by.

Jeff has had a variety of jobs befitting a degree in English, he says, including pumping gas, carpentry, painting, working in a mail room, car wash, factory, and candy store, on an oil rig in Wyoming and in advertising.

He lives in Chicago and Taos with Marcia, his wife; Samantha, the opera singin Persian cat; and Louis, the daredevil alley cat.

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