The Quiltmaker's Gift: When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart.
The Quiltmaker’s Gift
When a generous quiltmaker finally agrees to make a quilt for a greedy king but only under certain conditions, she causes him to undergo a change of heart.
About the Author
Jeff Brumbeau grew up in New York City, where he lived with his mother and sister in his widowed grandmother’s house. His mother worked hard to support her family, who struggled to get by. Jeff has had a variety of jobs befitting a degree in English, he says, including pumping gas, carpentry, painting, working in a mail room, car wash, factory, and candy store, on an oil rig in Wyoming and in advertising. He lives in Chicago and Taos with Marcia, his wife; Samantha, the opera singing Persian cat; and Louis, the daredevil alley cat.
A Few Reviews
“The Quiltmaker’s Gift was my daughter’s favorite book so I recently bought two copies as gifts for her teachers who are expecting. I was reminded of why this book is so special. The quilt maker is a strong, fearless, and insightful women who helps the selfish king learn the values of compassion and selflessness. Through beautiful illustrations, the story vividly shows readers of all ages the power of standing up for one’s principles and the hidden rewards of giving and caring about others.” —Amazon Customer Review
“One of the favorite books in our house for our 4 year old. She is now able to follow longer stories and this seems to be just the right length for her. A chance for much more detail and discovery that shorter books written more for toddlers. Amazing illustrations, so much color and detail. There is so much to look at and discover on each page. The overall message about the joy of giving to others in need and not holding onto possessions just for the sake of having things is perfectly written about. The book has prompted may questions from my daughter (4) about giving, those less fortunate, homelessness and charity. She even decided to donate some of her saved change to a local animal shelter since she “didn’t need it all”. A great way to introduce those type of topics/discussions to younger children without being overly sad or heavy. A must for any family library.” —Amazon Reviewer pbruinsfan