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"An exciting story about a girl and her father who escape slavery. . . . Works well as a story and also as a lesson in African-American history." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Brand-new in Barron's growing 200 Q&A series of books for craft hobbyists, this profusely illustrated volume uses the easy-reference Q&A format to answer needlecrafters' most-often-asked questions about mastering the required techniques for making a variety of patchwork items. Practical answers to 200 questions enlighten readers on--
Here, too, is information on needed tools and techniques, fabrics, making and joining blocks, matching colors, mixing plain and patterned pieces, fabric dying, and collage. The book's questions with answers are categorized according to themed chapters that cover everything from Tools and Materials to Patchwork as Artwork. Instruction is enhanced with approximately 100 illustrations in color and black and white.
A rat tells of his observations in "One Rodent's POV of humans. A young turtle is teased and banished because he has on doll clothes in "This Turtle Wears Clothes." In "The Puppy Love That Worked a Miracle", middle school magician Frank Barnhardt finds a magic wand left by a UFO. But can that magic wand help save a dying little girl? Members of a ghostly wagon train's good deeds are revealed as they journey toward their final rewards in "Heaven Bound Pioneers". More to read and more sharply edited for easier and leisurely reading.
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