Patchwork Island by Karla Kuskin

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A mother making a quilt for her child stitches the varied topography of their beautiful island into her patchwork pattern.
 

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Karla Kuskin was born in Manhattan on July 17, 1932. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Yale University in 1955. Her first book, Roar and More (1956), was the result of her senior graphic-arts project, for which she had to design and print a book on a small press. She was the author or illustrator of more than 50 children's books during her lifetime including In the Middle of the Trees (1958); The Rose on My Cake (1964); The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (1982); The Dallas Titans Get Ready for Bed (1986); Jerusalem, Shining Still (1987); City Dog (1994); The Upstairs Cat (1997); Moon, Have You Met My Mother? (2003); and Traces (2008). She died of cortical basal ganglionic degeneration on August 20, 2009 at the age of 77. Petra Mathers is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including a series of five books called Lottie's World. "Lottie's New Beach Towel" was Book of the Year for "Parenting Magazine," and "Lottie's New Friend" was named a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book and won the Silver Medal from the New York Society of Illustrators. She lives in Astoria, Oregon.
 
Published May 1, 1994 by Harpercollins Childrens Books.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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Inspired by the bright textures and patterns of the landscape on Canada's Prince Edward Island, Kuskin pens a brief poem about a mother capturing its visual effect in a quilt for her baby, who can enjoy playing on the completed needlework scene and also sleep under it: ""These island nights can g...

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Inspired by the bright textures and patterns of the landscape on Canada's Prince Edward Island, Kuskin pens a brief poem about a mother capturing its visual effect in a quilt for her baby, who can enjoy playing on the completed needlework scene and also sleep under it: ``These island nights can g...

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