The Josefina Story Quilt

by Eleanor Coerr and Bruce Degen

Should young Faith's pet hen Josefina be allowed to come in the covered wagon... read more

Should young Faith's pet hen Josefina be allowed to come in the covered wagon headed for California? She does, and later Faith stitches a square for her pet for the family memory quilt. A brief historical note at the story's end adds background about westward migration in the mid-1800's and indicates that handmade quilts sometimes became diaries recording the events of wagon train living. (Ages 5-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986

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