Friday, May 18, 2012

Mooshka, A Quilt Story by Julie Paschkis - Giveaway

About Mooshka

A delightful, intergenerational bedtime story featuring a remarkable quilt and a reluctant new big sister.

Karla loves her special quilt, Mooshka. But Mooshka is more than just a quilt - it speaks, comforting Karla at bedtime with whispered stories. Karla's grandmother lovingly pieced Mooshka together using scraps of fabric from members of Karla's family.

Each square, or "schnitz," shares a special memory of Karla's ancestors and their lives.

When new baby sister Hannah arrives, Karla's routine is upset and Mooshka falls silent. Only when Karla shares Mooshka with her sister does the quilt begin to speak again and tell Hannah the treasured stories of her family.

Published March 2012, by Peachtree Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-56145-620-8
Age 4-8
Hardcover w/jacket
Total Pages: 32
 Size: 9 1/2 x 11

Author & Illustrator Julie Paschkis

Julie Paschkis attended Cornell University and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT, where she earned a BFA. She taught art to grade school children for several years while working on her own art and illustration. Julie now works full-time painting, creating commercial illustrations, and illustrating children's books. Some of her books include Albert the Fix-It Man; Where Is Catkin?; Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella; and Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary. She lives in Washington.

 You can visit Julie Paschkis’s website here.

My Thoughts

Karla has a quilt she calls Mooshka. She is very attached to Mooshka. Mooshka is more like a friend to her. It tells her stories and comforts her. The stories consist of the memories from each patch of fabric telling a story of its' own.

I don't want to reveal to much about Mooshka for fear of spoiling the story. But I will say things begin to change once Karla get's a new baby sister. For some reason Mooshka will not talk to Karla since her baby sister arrived.

This is a darling story about family history, old memories, growing up, love and sharing.

The illustrations are beyond amazing and will definitely stimulate any child's imagination.

More than likely when children  hear or read this story they will want a quilt like Mooshka.
Hey, I even want one.

I most definitely recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5+ out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review. I was in no way compensated for this review it is my own opinion.

Thanks to Peachtree Publisher for providing a copy of this book for the giveaway!!

Giveaway will run May 18-24. Winner be announced on May 25. 

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  1. I follow you, sweetie. This seems like a fun addition to our bedtime routine! Thanks!


  2. This looks like a fun book to share between generations. And if that cover illustration is any indication, the book is gorgeous as well.

  3. Winner of Mooshka A Quilt Story is Sharisse Lopez!



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