Item description for Reuben And The Quilt by Merle Good & P. Buckley Moss...
Overview Reuben and his Amish family make a beautiful Log Cabin quilt to raise money for a sick neighbor, but then it is stolen before they can take it to auction
Publishers Description Imagine raising six spirited kids on a grass farm. Today. Thatrsquo;ll test any mamarsquo;s strength. Dorcas Smucker and her brood live out their days in full view in this collection of musingspicking blueberries while watching for bears hoping for angels driving off the nearby freeway moving into the ldquo;thousandstory houserdquo; enduring 15yearold Mattrsquo;s lecture on respect while captive in the car. Then there was the fourweek road trip which Dorcas says ldquo;My sisterinlaw warned me would be like putting your whole family in a bathroom and staying there for three days.rdquo; Dorcas and her husband Paul are purposeful parents. But they arenrsquo;t perfect. Dorcas wonders if their marriage can endure when she and Paul canrsquo;t ever figure out what gifts to give each other. She tries to navigate her mild daughterrsquo;s development into a very certain self wondering ldquo;When do I give in and when do I stand firmrdquo;There are no recipes here. But there is story upon story. Dorcas has three daughters and three sons. And she has a voiceencouraging doubting entertaining but never taking herself too seriously. Often slightly offstride and with disarming humility Dorcas keeps finding resource in her life at home ldquo;Often the things we donrsquo;t know we need come into our lives without knocking.rdquo;
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Studio: Good Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 9" Height: 0.14" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2002
Publisher Good Books
ISBN 1561483540 ISBN13 9781561483549
Availability 0 units.
More About Merle Good & P. Buckley Moss
Merle Good has written numerous books and articles about the Amish. Good is the founder of the publishing house Good Books. He is a playwright and novelist and lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. P. Buckley Moss (Pat) first met the Amish in 1965 when she and her family moved to Waynesboro in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Admiring the family values and work ethic of her new neighbors, Pat began to include the Amish in many of her paintings. She lives in Mathews, Virginia.
Merle Good currently resides in Intercourse, in the state of Pennsylvania. Merle Good was born in 1946.
Reviews - What do customers think about Reuben And The Quilt?
Excellent book Mar 9, 2003
We live near Amish country (in Pennsylvania, even!), so this was like a neighbor's tale for my grand-daughter. She had just taken a few quilting lessons to make her baby brother a log cabin quilt for Christmas (well, it started as for her parents, then shrunk to baby brother, and from Christmas it has now moved to someday), so this story of a log cabin quilt really hit the mark. It was beautifully illustrated, strong family and faith values and left you wondering what really happened.
Reuben adn the Quilt Apr 22, 2000
Excellent children's book explaining Amish people and their beliefs. Short story that would keep the interest of a child but also teach them Amish words and ways. Illustrations are excellent. I purchased this book for my grandchildren and am sure they will enjoy it as much as I do.