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Mooshka, A Quilt Story 07/19/12
Mooshka, A Quilt Story by Julie Paschkis is about Karla and her quilt. The quilt has been made from scraps of clothing over the years.
Each patch carries a special memory, giving the Mooshka the quilt the ability to relate the family stories to Karla. But Mooshka goes silent when Karla's baby sister is born.
The story, though, isn't really about magical Mooshka. It's about Karla coming to terms with being an older sister and having to share her space and things with a baby.
Mooshka, A Quilt Story brings to mind a mixture of I'm Going to Grandma's by Mary Ann Hoberman and Nobody Asked ME If I Wanted a Baby Sister by Martha Alexander.