The Quiltmaker's Journey (Hardcover)

By Jeff Brumbeau

Orchard Books (NY), 9780439512190, 1pp.

Publication Date: June 23, 2010



The quiltmaker grows up wealthy and sheltered, but radically changes her life after she discovers the poverty and need outside her town. Making the loveliest quilts in the land, the young girl decides to give them away, and in the process, finds a strength and peace she never knew she had. Ages 4+.

About the Author

Jeff brumbeau grew up in New York City, where he lived with his mother and sister in his wodowed 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 singin Persian cat; and Louis, the daredevil alley cat.