Bound To Stay Bound

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 Quilt walk
 Author: Dallas, Sandra

 Publisher:  Sleeping Bear Press (2012)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 213 p., map, 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 255472 ISBN: 9781585368006
 Ages: 9-13 Grades: 4-8

 Wagon trains -- Fiction
 Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction
 Quilting -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Ten-year-old Emmy Blue learns the true meaning of friendship--and how to quilt--while making a harrowing wagon journey from Illinois to Colorado with her family in the 1860s.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Dallas, Sandra

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.80
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 153808
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 64874

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas

   Kirkus Reviews (05/15/12)
   School Library Journal (01/01/13)

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School Library Journal - 01/01/2013 Gr 3–6—Ten-year-old Emmy Blue's life on a farm near Quincy, Illinois, is just fine until her father announces that the family is moving to Colorado where gold is being mined. He hopes to build a store and sell supplies to miners. Emmy's mother, Meggie, is not happy about the move and having to say good-bye to family and friends but, like other women of her time, does as her husband wishes. Emmy's Uncle Will and Aunt Catherine travel west with them. The women take pride in their sewing abilities and try to interest Emmy in the handicraft, but she would rather play marbles with a boy in the wagon train. Later, she takes up quilting and is able to stitch and walk the trail at the same time. This novel is based on a true story, and one of the quilts that the family brought to Colorado is in the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden. Snakes, Indians, wild animals and starvation are always potential threats to the group, but Emmy's family is strong and they do not give up and join the "go-backers." This is a great choice for those who enjoy Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, quilting, and strong girl stories.—Tammy Di Bartolo, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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