Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet

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"Paul provides information about pioneer life through speculation about the origins of 26 quilt patterns, one for each letter of the alphabet. The variety of colors and designs makes the quilts themselves the real stars of the book [and] will [encourage] students to develop their own creations in cloth or on paper." —SLJ.

Outstanding Books of 1991 (NYT)
Notable 1991 Childrens' Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
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Ann Whitford Paul’s second book for children grew out of her long-time love of quilts. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.



Jeanette Winter is the illustrator of more than a dozen children’s books, including Hinny Winny Bunco by Carole Greene. She has twice been the recipient of the American Illustrators Guild Award. She lives in Frankfort, Maine.

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Grade 1-4-- Paul provides information about pioneer life through speculation about the origins of 26 quilt patterns, one for each letter of the alphabet. At the top of each page is an object or situation that may have provided inspiration for the quilt design of that name. In the center of each page, the text elaborates on the importance of the item in early American life. The bottom illustration features a close-up view of a single section as well as a drawing of the entire quilt. The variety of colors and designs makes the quilts themselves the real stars of the book and will certainly inspire some readers to accept the author's suggestion to search for more patchwork schemes. Not only will the book serve as a resource for studies of pioneer life, but it will also be useful in encouraging students to develop their own creations in cloth or on paper. --Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN
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