The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail de Marcken.
This charming colorful book tells a fable for our times and celebrates the joy of giving and sharing.
A generous quilt maker, with magic in her fingers, sews the most beautiful quilts in the world. But she does not sell them. She only gives them to the poor and those who need them.
A greedy king, with every treasure he can stuff into his storehouse, remains sad and lonely. He yearns for the one gift that will make him happy.
Could that gift be a quilt?
Will the quiltmaker sew a quilt for the king?
Can the quilt maker teach the king to be happy?
What will the king do with all his splendid treasures?
Look for clues to the story in the quilts–all 250 of them!!!
I love rhis book. The story is great, but I have to say that the truly magical illustrations are what make this book for me one of my favorites. I have given it as a gift to three people.
Good and healing thoughts to yous.