The great people over at Sleeping Bear Press recently sent me a juvenile fiction book to read and review, “The Quilt Walk” by Sandra Dallas.
The book starts in 1864 as the family decides to leave their Midwest farm and move to Golden, Colorado. Pa had already been to Golden looking for gold and saw a great business opportunity for his family to start a store there. He travels back to his home to convince Ma and ten year old, Emmy Blue to embark on the great adventure to the wild west. Ma is not to happy. Emmy Blue…she’s excited! As with every wagon train story there are a host of characters that make the story interesting and give it depth. Babies are born, people die, Indians come, rivers are crossed, snakes appear…all the typical wagon train adventures. Like with most of Sandra Dallas’ books, there is a quilt story weaved into the plot too.
When my kids were little, I read to them at supper time if Hubby was still working. This would have been the perfect book to read to them. The reading level is appropriate for kids in third through sixth grade but the story is for all ages. I enjoyed reading it lots and I think other quilters would enjoy the book too. If I were a teacher and teaching a westward theme or quilting theme, I would add this book to my curriculum. Moms and Grandmas who quilt could easily give this book as gift to their children.
If you’re looking for good books that are historical fiction that intertwine quilting into the story I highly recommend the following Sandra Dallas books.
Alice’s Tulips This one is one of my favorites!!
All in all, Sandra Dallas wrote another great book!
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I will put a post up later today with the winner of last week’s book. I have another giveaway going on that you might want to check out here.