Friday, June 12, 2020

"The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt - a bookwrap

A very special quilt....


"The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt"

Authored by Riel Nason
Illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler

* Ages:  3-7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Pages:  48
* Publisher:  Tundra Books
* Pub. Date:  Sept. 1, 2020
* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations for You to Enjoy

The Book

Little Ghost is struggling with his self-worth because he is not like the other ghosts around him.  They are white sheets that are light as air and can fly high and fast as they twirl and whirl in the sky.  Little Ghost is not a sheet.  He is a quilt ... a weighted-down, clumsy slow-flyer because of his layers of fabric.  He is unable to fly fast like the others and he gets all hot and sweaty trying.  No one can explain to him why he is different but he definitely doesn't fit in.  The elite sheets poke fun at him making him feel even worse about himself.

Then on Halloween Eve everything changes for Little Ghost.  He finds himself in a predicament that only a quilt will be able to fulfill.  His bravery and compassion allows him to help out a little human girl and he realizes that his uniqueness is quite okay... in fact it's marvellous! 

The illustrations are colourful, vibrant and expressive.  The story brings a message of hope to those who are struggling with being different from the rest of the pack.  It is about finding yourself and embracing who you were created to be.  Although the theme of Halloween is touched on, the book can be enjoyed at any time of the  year.  I highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS! 

Meet the Author

RIEL NASON is a Canadian novelist and textile artist. Her acclaimed debut novel The Town That Drowned won the Commonwealth Book Prize for Canada and Europe, and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. Riel's original quilts have been exhibited across Canada; she is best known for her whimsical selvage quilts and bold use of color, and she has published two books on the subject: Modern Selvage Quilting and Sew a Modern Halloween. Riel grew up in Hawkshaw, New Brunswick, and now lives in Quispamsis, NB, with her husband, son, daughter and cats.

About the Illustration

BYRON EGGENSCHWILER is an illustrator living in Calgary, Alberta. He is the illustrator of Operatic, by Kyo Maclear, Coyote Tales by Thomas King and Beastly Puzzles by Rachel Poliquin. Byron has also done illustrations for the New York Times, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, GQ and others. He shares a home with his wife and two soft cats.

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