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|Title: Fiona's Lace|
By: Patricia Polacco
Vendor: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: 2014
|Weight: 2 pounds|
Stock No: WW487246
Many years ago, times were hard in all of Ireland, so when passage to America becomes available, Fiona and her family travel to Chicago. They find work in domestic service to pay back their passage, and at night Fiona turns tangles of thread into a fine, glorious lace. Then when the family is separated, it is the lace that Fiona’s parents follow to find her and her sister and bring the family back together. And it is the lace that will always provide Fiona with memories of Ireland and of her mother’s words: “In your heart your true home resides, and it will always be with you as long as you remember those you love.”
This generational story from the family of Patricia Polacco’s Irish father brims with the same warmth and heart as the classic The Keeping Quilt and The Blessing Cup, which Kirkus Reviews called “deeply affecting” in a starred review, and embraces the comfort of family commitment and togetherness that Patricia Polacco’s books are known for.
"Polaccos large and multiethnic family yields up another fine story, this one in greens and grays, lace and fire." Kirkus Reviews
"Once again, Polacco has drawn on a rich family history to present this story of courage, perseverance, and love. Illustrated with pencil and acetone markers in Polaccos recognizable style, this is a story with many themes and lessonsthe love of family, the immigrant experience, and family history and stories passing from generation to generation, to name a few. Its sure to find an appreciative audience." School Library Journal -- September 2014
"The most compelling feature of this well-crafted immigrants story is how it might inspire adults to share
their own family stories with their kids." Booklist -- September 1, 2014
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