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"The Blessing Cup" - Book review by Maureen Statland

Posted: January 2, 2014

The Blessing Cup, by Patricia Polacco. 2013. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers The Blessing Cup is a wonderful new children’s book by acclaimed author Patricia Polacco. It's essentially a prequel to her classic, The Keeping Quilt, filling in the back story of great-grandmother Anna’s journey to America and her family’s very special tea set. It traces the immigration story so familiar to many Americans and like The Keeping Quilt, it’s a multi-generational story filled with traditions and special artifacts passed down from generation to generation. We even have an opportunity to see the famous quilt as this new story unfolds. It’s recommended for ages 4-8, but the beautiful story and illustrations can be appreciated by anyone from 4-108 years of age.