- Age Range: 4 and up
- Grade Level: 2 - 3
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow & Co; Second edition (February 1, 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688008771
- ISBN-13: 978-0688008772
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Bedspread Hardcover – February 1, 1982
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One day the sisters get so tired of their plain white bedspread that they decide to needlepoint a picture. Each sister has half of the bedspread. They are each to needlepoint a picture of their childhood home. A safety pin is placed in the exact middle to separate the two halves, "so the bedspread will be symmetrical." Each day they work on another bit of the house, one day will be the walls, one day the roof, one day the garden. When they are finished they turn the bedspread around the sisters realize that the bedspread is not symmetrical at all! The two houses are entirely different! One sister's house is very neat and tidy, while the other's is vibrant and colorful. "I'd forgotten all my stitches," says the one sister, "I'd forgotten all the happiness," replies the other.
I love this book! It always brings tears to my eyes, because the sisters, though very different, are obviously dear, dear friends, and the ending is so very sweet.
The pictures, too, are perfect for the story. They are quite clever and intriguing. They remind me of the old Roald Dahl artwork from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Quentin Blake, but in beautiful and vibrant color!
I highly recommend this - if you can find it. Sadly it's gone out of print, but there are used copies to be grabbed if you can find them.
This is truly a classic, and I can only offer it the highest praise!