The Quiltmaker's Journey

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Orchard Books, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 56 pages
21 Reviews
In this touching tale about the value of generosity and the spirit of community, a brave young girl leaves her village in search of the true meaning of happiness. But once outside her village, she is surprised to discover that there are less fortunate people in the world. At first she thinks that she is unable to help them, but finally she realises that she does have something to give. As she unearths the meanings of kindness and love, the young girl finds a strength and peace she never knew before. Jeff Brumbeau's beautiful and poignant fable for our times - a prequel to the well-loved, best-selling 'The Quiltmaker's Gift' - is illustrated by Gail de Marcken, whose sumptuous illustrations are as rich and detailed as the quilts made by the quiltmaker.

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Review: The Quiltmaker's Journey

User Review  - Karen Creech - Goodreads

Wonderful illustrations. This is a great book to use to introduce or have students think about how they can help others. Beautifully written. Read full review

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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

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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