Each Tuesday I host a review and often a giveaway. Stop by each Tuesday for your chance to win.
This week’s feature on “Try it on Tuesday” from Sleeping Bear Press is The Tsunami Quilt by Anthony D. Fredricks and Tammy Yee.
This is a children’s book written about the April 1, 1946 tsunami that struck Hawaii’s Laupahoehoe Point causing great destruction and the loss of 24 lives. Although the story is sad, the content is put together in a very understandable way for children. The main focus of the story is the relationship between the boy, Kimo, and his grandfather.
Grandfather always had a secret he didn’t tell. Then Grandfather dies. Kimo is insistent on learning the secret so it is then Kimo’s father’s responsibility to tell it.
The illustrations are nice…
After the tragedy, people came together and made a quilt commemorating those who lost their lives. This is the quilt.
It currently hangs at Tsunami Museum in Hilo, Hawaii. This would be a great book to add to any quilter’s collection. If you would like a chance to win the book, just leave a comment here telling if you have even made a quilt to commemorate something special.
Check back the afternoon for the winners of the previous giveaways.