Gary Paulson is the author of this book along with his
many others. He is world renowned for writing the very exciting and brilliant
book, Hatchet. Unfortunately, if you liked the book The Hatchet,
you might not want to choose this book to read. It is about a five-year-old boy
who goes to live with his grandmother because his mom has to work in Chicago all
day and his father is fighting in World War II.
This book is very interesting, but I got a
little bored reading it. Being as good of an author as he is, I would have
expected a little more adventure and not so much sitting around. The
Hatchet was a great display of survival skills, but I did not learn anything
in The Quilt except that quilting must have been hard work back then.
Overall I found the book unbearably boring.
This is a companion to Alida’s Song,
which is also by Gary Paulson. I read this book without reading the rest of
the series, though, so maybe if you’ve read the other books in the series you
might better understand what is going on.
~ Cody Houck, grade 7, Linesville High School