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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9781455809165
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A six-year-old boy goes to spend the summer with his grandmother Alida in a small Minnesota town. With the men all gone off to fight, the women are left to run the farms. There’s plenty for the boy to do – trying to help with the chores; getting to know the dog and the horses, cows, pigs, and chickens. But when his cousin Kristina goes into labor, he can’t do a thing. Instead, the house fills with women come to help and to wait, and to work on the quilt together. This is no common, everyday quilt, but one that contains all the stories of the boy’s family. And as they wait, and work, the women share these stories with the boy. In this spare, affecting novel, ordinary life and ordinary things take on a new meaning, and the bond between a boy and his grandmother shines through. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A story to savor and share, and Paulsen at his best.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corynn | 1/29/2014

    " Took a while to get into. Didn't have very many interesting parts. Not a very good ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 1/11/2014

    " It was a sad story, but I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/6/2014

    " Gary Paulsen is a great author. (Hatchet) I was particularly drawn to this title due to my obsession with them (quilts) I was not disappointed. Today we make quilts from "designer" lines of fabric. This story told of an era where the "quilt told the story and the story was our past". Great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andi | 12/30/2013

    " I like Gary Paulsen's books. I read this aloud to my daughter and found it to have enough of the war in it for her to grasp the seriousness of it without being too graphic. It is a sad book, but it is about carrying on amidst the trials that surround us. A good message no matter what age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/25/2013

    " Sweet and subtle tale of a six year old boy who accompanies his grandmother to care for his cousin who is about to give birth. Set in 1940's small-town Minnesota, it's a quiet mediation on family and living and dying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 12/21/2013

    " An amazing tale of Gary Paulsen's childhood. Being a big fan of my own family history, it was nice to read a short story of a small boy remembering a time when he learned about his own ancestors. Sweet! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Khinna | 12/20/2013

    " This was different from the Paulsen I remembered, The Hatchet. It's a nice little memoir of his experience at his Grandma's as a child. If you want to understand Paulsen's life a little bit better, you can read the trilogy he writes about his experiences at Alida's Wisconsin farm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 12/10/2013

    " it was just a little story really...I read it in 30 min. Made me thankful for community, family, and grandparents! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Schubert | 11/14/2013

    " Beautiful prose about Norwegian-American women during WWII. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa T | 11/3/2013

    " I don't have much to say about this other than it was entirely forgettable. Paulsen's style, which was intriguing in The Hatchet, seemed overly dramatic for this book. And maybe just a tad annoying. I'll wait until I hear a book is fabulous before trying another one by Paulsen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 9/17/2013

    " Gary Paulsen is a wonderful author and I just adore his books. I recommend his books to children and adults alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/31/2013

    " What a wonderful, heart-warming story. It is told with all the innocence of the 6-year-old narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 5/25/2013

    " Ranked right up there with Alida's Song and a beautiful grandson grandmother relatioonship narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/10/2013

    " This is the 3rd book in a series of books that gary Paulsen wrote about times he spend with his grandmother. He is a boy of 6 and learns what war can do to a family. His grandmother makes a quilt with a square for all those in the family who have passed. It takes place during WWII "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 4/24/2013

    " Can't believe I've had this book so long on my shelf waiting for me to pick up and read! Sorry Gary Paulsen. This was well worth it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 3/26/2013

    " This fun, short read offers an interesting insight on life: the perspective of a young boy. As cliche as that sounds, this book really does explore everything from childbirth to death. While at times the story feels overly sentimental, the book is nonetheless a beautiful tribute to women. "

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About the Author
Author Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.