Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Bess's Log Cabin Quilt
Another children's literature book and just a delightful one! This story by D. Anne Love tells the tale of a girl Bess who is alone with her mother in the west while her father is taking families on the Oregon Trail. Her father has not come back when expected and she anxiously awaits his return with her mother. Mother has come down with swamp fever and it falls to Bess to help nurse her back to health while fending off Indians and a man who comes to collect a loan to her father. Bess has only just learned from her mother how to make a quilt...a log cabin quilt. She decides to enter it into the town fair quilt contest to try and win the money needed to pay her father's loan and save the farm.
This is the second time I have read this sweet story of a little girl's courage and I can highly recommend it for its endearing characters.