Oma's Quilt

Oma s Quilt The time has come for Emily s grandmother to move But it s hard to leave her house on Maple Street filled as it is with a lifetime of cherished memories At the retirement home Oma complains about ev
  • Title: Oma's Quilt
  • Author: Paulette Bourgeois Stéphane Jorisch
  • ISBN: 9781553376255
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Oma's Quilt
    The time has come for Emily s grandmother to move But it s hard to leave her house on Maple Street, filled as it is with a lifetime of cherished memories At the retirement home, Oma complains about everything, from flowers in the hallway to crooked bowling lanes Emily wants to see Oma happy again, but she doesn t know what to do At home, Emily and her mother begin to sThe time has come for Emily s grandmother to move But it s hard to leave her house on Maple Street, filled as it is with a lifetime of cherished memories At the retirement home, Oma complains about everything, from flowers in the hallway to crooked bowling lanes Emily wants to see Oma happy again, but she doesn t know what to do At home, Emily and her mother begin to sort through Oma s possessions They find ribbons, lace, curtains and blankets Surrounded by the faded fabrics, Emily now knows the perfect way to keep Oma s memories by her side by stitching a one of a kind patchwork quilt Spirited illustrations enhance this uplifting story about lives in transition and the threads of memory that hold them together.
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    About " Paulette Bourgeois Stéphane Jorisch "

  • Paulette Bourgeois Stéphane Jorisch

    Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bourgeois graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1974 She was a psychiatric occupational therapist for three years before deciding to focus on her writing She studied journalism at Carlton University then worked as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen and CBC Television She became a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C contributing pieces to Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Reader s Digest and Maclean s She returned to Toronto in 1983.In 2003, she became a Member of the Order of Canada and in 2007, she received an Honourary Doctor of Laws from her alma mater, the University of Western Ontario.

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  • Oma s Quilt, written by Paulette Bourgeois, with illustrations by St phane Jorisch, touches deeply Both text and illustrations are poignant and evocative, and I think this heartwarming and heartbreaking story of Oma s grandma s reluctant move from a house to an assisted living retirement residence will likely strike an emotional chord with many children and adults, especially those who have had to face or are currently facing a similar situation within their own families.Oma s new domicile, Fore [...]


  • I loved this book It s one of those that touched me so deeply I really don t feel I can write an adequate review I was surprised at the generally mediocre rating here but I think this is a book that will either really speak to you and wrap itself around your heart or it will seem a bit too quiet and boring This story manages to capture all the angst and love and frustration and sorrow and hope that goes into having to help elderly relatives with transitions when they just can t keep going with l [...]


  • Well, Oma seems too vibrant and functional to have to move to a retirement home, so I think it s a shame she couldn t stay where she was, but there likely is to the story than is revealed to the reader.Otherwise, this is a lovely story with incredibly wonderful illustrations I love the pictures The colors and content are just wonderful I love how Oma always wears a lot of color I particularly like the quilt and the way the three of them are able to view the portions of the quilt Emily and Oma a [...]


  • This book was featured as one of the selections for the September 2011 Grandparents themed reads for the Picture Book Club in the Children s Books Group here at I m glad that it was selected, as I m not sure if we would have discovered it otherwise.It s a poignant story about change, growing old, saying goodbye to a cherished home, and adjusting to a retirement community But it s also a story about love and memories, embracing change and looking forward to the future The narrative is bitter swee [...]


  • Emily s grandmother Oma is moving to a retirement home and Oma isn t very excited about it A heartwarming story with charming interesting illustrations Emily is a sweet caring little girl who with the aid of her mother helps her grandmother to transition into her new home I really enjoyed seeing the three generations of ladies in this story I really love how the quilt fit into the story I want to make one for my daughter out of t shirts or blankets she owned from each year of her life It would b [...]


  • Emily s grandmother, Oma, is moving out of her house and into a retirement center Emily and her mother work together to create a quilt out of things Oma had to leave behind Oma s Quilt is a very touching story I really enjoyed the little mannerisms that Emily, her mother, and Oma shared Such as, patting the back of each other s hand for comfort, it is a nice way to represent a connection between generations.


  • Oma s Quilt by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch is a thoughtful, poignant, warm loving look at a beloved grandparent who moves into a retirement home.At the retirement home, Oma complains about everything, from flowers in the hallway to the nincompoops at the home to crooked bowling lanes As Emily and her mother sort through her Oma s things, they find a quilt Emily suggests making a one of a kind patchwork quilt using the fabrics Oma has saved The quilt helps Oma remember her [...]


  • When I saw this here on GR or in BookPage not sure now I immediately ordered it from my library It s not often I find a book with Oma and or Opa in it Those two words are a part of Julia s every day vocabulary because this is what she calls my Mom and Dad, respectively.We read tons of books together and while we do read children s books with Mom Mom , Pop pop and other various forms of the words, it still feels a bit strange to me since she s never used these words within our family Julia has ne [...]


  • This tender lovely book touches my heart There is something so special about a hand sewn quilt made especially for a loved one We need book like these, that paint a realistic but positive view of relationships with grandparents, learning a new skill to produce something that makes life better for someone else, and retirement homes.The book was funded through a combination of Canadian grants I don t see that too often


  • I appreciated this book, especially since my own grandparents had to be moved to a long term care facility a few months ago I love how the daughter and granddaughter work together to create a quilt containing so many of grandma s memories Sweet and touching and a nice story to read today on Grandparent s Day.


  • Oh, aging Getting old Having to leave your home and belongings to move into a facility scare the you know what out of most people as they age That s what happens to little girl s Oma in this book Her vibrant grandmother ah, the clothes and hats that she wears moves to a facility where she has her own room and there are lots of things to do, but she considers the other residents nincompoops d she can t cook her much loved strudel She s homesick and quite unhappy That is, until her granddaughter a [...]





  • Very sweet This change of life story really shows the emotions that people go through the old grandma who has to leave her home, the daughter who feels bad about it, but knows it needs to be done the granddaughter who feels love for her grandmother and shows outward concern for her grandmother It has wonderful illustrations I loved how she gradually accepted her new home and that the new home was good This is a hard time in the lives of those people who have lived forever in their home and then [...]


  • The story of a grandmother, or Oma, moving into a retirement home from the house where she d spent her entire adult life, this is a story about adjustment but also about memory Her daughter and granddaughter find a way for her to take her memories that wouldn t fit otherwise by creating a memory quilt This book would pair well with others about objects and the memories they hold It s a good read and the illustrations are nice pen and ink overlaid with water color, though that s described as mixe [...]


  • Sweet story of a girl that helps her mother and grandmother feel better and physically hold on to her memories Probably a good lap sit read, but I don t think it will work as well for story time Even with the older kids who could follow, I still think it might drag for them Still, it can t hurt to book talk this one.


  • I love those children s books that tackle real life issues like grandmother going to a nursing home and find a loving way to help children deal with the emotions involved, as well as understanding and relating to others emotions When the book also offers a positive, novel solution, so much the better This book is one of those books.


  • This May be a picture book meant for small children, but it will resonate with anyone who has experienced transitioning a parent to a nursing home assisted living facility or seeing it as a likely step in their future I teared up on first reading.


  • A good book for kids who have grandparents who are ailing, especially if they are being put in nursing home Nice watercolor illustrations and a good message about respecting our elders and their life experiences.


  • Emily and her mother helped Oma move into a retirement home but Oma has trouble adjusting As Emily and her mother sort through Oma s old things from her house, they find old clothes belonging to Oma, Opa, Emily and her mother Emily suggests they make a quilt for Oma from the old clothes.



  • Oma moves to a retirement home and is sad to leave her street and friends behind.Her daughter and granddaughter make her a quilt of things that will remind her of her home.





  • Sweet book about a girl and her mom that help the grandmother move into a retirement home The girl and mother make a quilt for the grandmother to ease the transition.



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