The Josefina Story Quilt

Author(s): Eleanor Coerr
Product Number: 43180
Released: Apr 13, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788758713
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In 1850, young Faith and her family move from Missouri to California. As they pack their covered wagon, they can only take things that they really need. Faith loves her chicken, Josefina, and wants to take her along-but Josefina is only a pet. When the wagon is packed, Faith starts to say good-by to her chicken, but Pa hands her a cage. Josefina can go!-if she is good. On the long trip, Faith sews patches for a quilt. When she gets to California, each piece will remind her of something that happened on the trip. As Faith sews tiny stitches, Josefina clucks softly. Soon Faith has finished several patches-some are pictures about her pet. The only problem is Josefina can't stay out of trouble! For years, I Can Read Books have entertained children as they encouraged independent reading. Filled with excitement, fun, and danger, The Josefina Story Quilt, will delight young listeners while they discover how boys and girls lived long ago-and will inspire them to read for themselves.

Professional reviews

"The prospect of traveling by covered wagon from Missouri to California is both exciting and disheartening to Faith--until she convinces Pa to allow her pet chicken, Josefina, to accompany the family. And what a fortuitous decision this is for, despite a host of troubles she causes along the way, Josefina saves the family quilts from thieves. Barbara Caruso narrates this I Can Read title as it's written, in short bursts designed for the benefit of the new reader. Young children who have the book open before them will enjoy the opportunity to read along. Older listeners may find the slow pace and pronounced dialogue tags somewhat tedious. Nevertheless, this is an excellent choice for the appropriate audience. T.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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