Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The last library event I attended was a talk by one of my favorite illustrators, Patricia Polacco. She told us wonderful stories about her family and childhood which have inspired her many, many lovely books. She showed us the very quilt her grandmother made out of the blue dress and red babushka she had worn when she came through Ellis Island. The quilt inspired one of the 77 books she’s created (one of my favorites!) The Keeping Quilt.
She also revealed that she has 2 dogs, 12 goats, 3 sheep and many, many cats! She also raises horses. No wonder the animals in her stories are so fabulously portrayed. She has so many models on hand!