The Quilt Walk

The Quilt Walk

Book - 2012
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It is 1863 and Emily Blue Hatchett has been told by her father that, come spring, their family will leave their farm, family and friends in Quincy Illinois and travel the Overland Trail to a new home in Golden, Colorado. Emmy and her mom have mixed feelings about the trip and are saddened by all they must leave behind.When Emmy s grandmother comes to say goodbye, she gives Emmy a special gift, something to occupy her time along the trail.The journey by wagon train is long and full of hardships and Emmy s experiences along the way bring the period of westward expansion, as well as issues facing women, to life for young readers. New York Times best-selling and award-winning author Sandra Dallas brings her much-admired storytelling talent to middle-grade readers for the first time. She is the author of eleven adult novels as well as ten nonfiction books. Sandra s novels with their themes of loyalty, friendship, and human dignity have been translated into a dozen foreign languages and have been optioned for films. Sandra is the recipient of the Women Writing the West Willa Award and two-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781585368006
Branch Call Number: J DAL


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devorah1231 Feb 05, 2016

Writing seems a bit stilted. The main character is ten, but she is constantly being told that she isn't a child anymore/similar sentiments and being exposed to life's harsh realities, such as domestic violence, but at the same time, no one tells her her mother is expecting, which seems pretty inconsistent.

PimaLib_MaryG May 06, 2015

The westward trail from the point of view of a ten-year-old girl and the women in the wagon train. Charming and heartwarming.

m2 Nov 26, 2012

Nicely written historical fiction coming of age novel based on a true story. Filled with simple moments and small incremental revelations: not a page-turner. There is interesting material here about women's lives and marriages in the late 1800's.

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