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Pieces: A Year in Poems & Quilts [Hardcover]

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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.31" Width: 9.34" Height: 0.38"
Weight:   0.91 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2001
Publisher   Greenwillow
Age  5
ISBN  0688169635  
EAN  9780688169633  
UPC  046594015952  

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Poems about the four seasons, as reflected in the natural world, are accompanied by photographs of quilts made by the author.

Publishers Description

Snippets of fabric.

A needle.
Lots of thread.
The basics for a quilt are at
your fingertips!

Anna Grossnickle Hines shares her love for quilting through nineteen of her own cheerful, handmade designs. Each quilt is different, and each is paired with an original poem about another unique patchwork: the seasons of the year. The happy result is an inspired blend of stitches and stanzas in one extraordinary collection for the whole family to enjoy.

Winner of the 2001 Lee Bennett Hopkins Excellence in Poetry Award

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Anna Grossnickle Hines has written and illustrated many highly acclaimed books for children, including 1," 2, 3 Buckle My Shoe"; "Winter Lights: A Season in Poems and Quilts"; and "Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts." She lives with her family in Gualala, California.

Anna Grossnickle Hines currently resides in Gualala, in the state of California.

Anna Grossnickle Hines has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Curious George 8x8

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Beautiful Quilts  Jan 30, 2008
This is a beautiful and creative collection of nature-designed quilts sure to delight anyone who appreciates the art of quilting. Accompanying poems range from the adequate to the lovely vision of dandelions... "one thousand suns and then a thousand moons that with a puff of wind becomes a hundred thousand stars." While the quilt illustrations may appeal more to adults, moms who enjoy sewing and quilting will find this a great opportunity to share their love of beautiful fabric creations with their kids. I rate this 4 stars for kids, 5 stars for adults.
We read this book every night -- and I don't mind a bit!!  Apr 14, 2006
I have two children (5 & 7) and BOTH love this book! The quilts are simply beautiful and the poems short and fun (easy) to read. This is a great book to start children enjoying more "adult" sounding poetry and not nursery rhymes. We talk about what the poems mean and look at the patterns and colors of the quilts. My mother is a quilter and I sew as well, so we talk about how quilts are made and quilts as an art form. I am so glad it is a favorite with them, because I sure love the book too!!
Anna Hines' imagination has brought us this bright combination of her 19 quilts and seasonal poems. Would-be quilters can be encouraged because not all of the piecing is perfect (& therefore intimidating!). Each turning page brings a new kaleidescopic "ballet" of color, from the dark crows in the cedar tree to the changing palette of an early Spring sky. The words of previously published "Just When I Thought" are wonderfully appropriate at the time of year when skies are moody and change so poetically.

Later the coiled skunk cabbage leaves burst into green, surrounded by all the marvelous uncountable shades that keep us awe-struck from March through June. God's greens are joined by a heavenly fire-shower of golds & silver: dandelion fluff is blown to the skies. Then lavendars blanket a tiny kitchen garden as I imagine the author's "Mirage" : "Oh, phlox, I like the way you make the garden floor a purple lake." Hines' autumn leaves fall "taking all daysily" and because they don't melt she writes an "Ode to a Rake." Winter casts shadows of naked branches, and just when the grays intrude two yellow roses bloom to chase away dark feelings.

Flowers and colors burst everywhere in this lovely tribute to America's true art form: Quilting. Reviewer mcHAIKU predicts this book will charm many children into sharing their happy stories about favorite images & colors. Anna Hines' quilts are brilliant, spirit-lifting bouquets. There are helpful notes by the author, and bibliography, etc., and they will doubtless help to nudge you toward pursuing either writing or stitching of your own.
Beautiful, detailed, clever.  May 11, 2002
There are many things to admire in the book PIECES. First, the quilts. She came up with these gorgeous, fascinating designs that are so lovely, you'll find yourself staring at each for a long time. The stitching: so original. The photography: catches every detail, each stitch, the texture of the fabric. The printing: the color matching is so superb, it should win a prize. The poetry: Here I'm not handing out any prizes, but it is fun to read. (It's recommended for ages 5 and up.) Here's a bit I found especially delightful, from "Misplaced?":
"In a mass of wild confusion flowers bloom in great profusion, brilliant dazzling bold infusion, pink-blue purple stimulation, red-gold-yellow conflagration, rousing raucous celebration, stirring us to jubilation, echoing the exultation of their bright and vibrant show!"

It's a short book; there are only about 22 quilts in the whole thing. (The theme is the seasons of the year.) She talks about the making of the quilts at the back of the book. My thought is that this combination of the visual and poetic can stir the imagination. Get your children to try to match up the pieces of fabric within the pictures and from one to another.

pieces  Mar 2, 2001
excellent book for children, poetry and quilting illlustrations, for adults who love quilting, for teachers who do quilting projects in school classrooms and for any children's book colle ction.

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