20 March, 2008

Mrs. Goodneedle's Bookshelf

I collect picture books for children, specifically quilt-themed children's books. I have a shelf full, but there's always room for more. This is the newest addition to my collection: Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria, a true story that will delight not only the children in your life, but the inner child in you. Well written by Kyra Hicks and warmly illustrated, this book presents the title character as a small girl born into slavery in Tennessee and follows her courageous and determined life to Liberia where her tenacious spirit continues to pursue a life-long goal. This is a story, as well as a history lesson, that will stay with you long after you've finished reading. Martha Ann is a hero, in every sense of that word. The book is sure to prompt lively conversation about life's true values; about not giving up, about coping with and triumphing over impossible heartache and loss. I'm making room for Martha Ann on my bookshelf. I look forward to sharing this book with friends and family. Look for it, share this review. It's a gem!
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Quilt Memories said...

Enjoyed talking to you today. I spent several hours at the LQS,got lots of goodies, can't wait to start sewing them. YES, hubby got a brand new generator for the hauler so there will be electricity when ever I want/need it.
Tell Hannes, after I talked to you today I am going to let him stay there until we get back, but only if you pay him a little more attention. LOL
Take Care, see you in3 months..Yes, I can't count,Apr, May and June is only 3 months.......This time will be our longest stay.
Later, J

Quilt Memories said...

I , too love the book. May have to try and find one..
HAPPY EASTER from Quilting Memories

CONNIE W said...

What a wonderful collection. I have run across only a few children's books with a quilting theme. I will have to keep my eye open for this one. It sounds so good. :)

Villager said...

I'm biased, as Kyra is my younger sister, however, I agree with your assessment of her second quilting book. All three of my children have their own autographed copy (smile)...

peace, Villager

Kyra said...

Thank you for the note about the Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria! I'm glad another quilter gets to "meet" this marvelous woman!

Best, Kyra

Libby said...

I love to collect children's books (ABC's of places we visit) The graphics are so wonderful and the stories are fun to share with every kid that comes for a visit - a great way to bond. Thanks for the review *s*

Shelina said...

I've heard another blogger mention that book as well. I definitely will look for it. Have you seen the books by Anna Grossnickle Hines? she has a website as well. She makes wonderful quilts as illustrations for her book.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

This is irresistible! I love the book, I love the collection, I love the idea!!!
Your grandbaby is going to be so dern lucky. You're just a neat person thru and thru!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Do you have Valerie Flournoy's book that was featured on Reading Rainbow many (!) years ago? I do, and I love it more now than I did then!

My favorite course in college was a children's lit class ... still holds true!

Happy Easter to you and yours.

Tanya said...

Looks like a lovely book. I'll keep a look out for it when I'm back in the States. I love quilting stories and they inspire me to leave more than just quilts behind.