The Quilt Walk

The Quilt Walk

eBook - 2012
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It's 1863 and 10-year-old Emmy Blue Hatchett has been told by her father that soon their family will leave their farm, family, and friends in Illinois, and travel west to a new home in Colorado. It's difficult leaving family and friends behind. They might not see one another ever again. When Emmy's grandmother comes to say goodbye, she gives Emmy a special gift to keep her occupied on the trip. The journey by wagon train is long and full of hardships. But the Hatchetts persevere and reach their destination in Colorado, ready to start their new life.
Publisher: [United States] : Sleeping Bear Press : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9781627530163
1627530169
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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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