Cassie's Word Quilt

Cassie's Word Quilt

by Faith Ringgold


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The main character of  Coretta Scott King Award and Caldecott Honor winner Tar Beach returns in this imaginative exploration of words, with illustrations that echo artist Faith Ringgold's famous story quilts.

Join Cassie, the main character from the picture book Tar Beach, as she takes readers on a tour of her home, neighborhood, and school, introducing dozens of new words and their meaning. Young readers will relish the beautifully designed spreads, each with its own quilt motif.

A perfect storytime for kids of all ages, the bright, boldly colored pages will attract even the youngest lookers, while teaching vocabulary and important pre-reading skills to older children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553112337
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/13/2004
Series: Avenues
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 367,968
Product dimensions: 8.63(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile: AD420L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Faith Ringgold was born in Harlem in 1930. She received a degree in art education from the City College of New York and was an art teacher long before she became a professional artist. She is best known for her painted story quilts, some of which hang in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Tar Beach, Ringgold’s first book for children, won the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration and was named a Caldecott honor Book. Her other picture books include Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky, My Fream of Martin Luther King, Cassie's Word Quilt, and We Came to America.

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A lap book that invites the youngest readers to point-and-say all the people, places, and things in the urban landscape of the award-winning Tar Beach.

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