Claire is homesick visiting her great aunt in Chet camp, Cape Breton Island. But then she sees her Tante Marie hooking one of the beautiful wool rugs for which ChÃ©ticamp is famous. Claire starts her own rug and, stitch by stitch, she lets Tante Marie and all of ChÃ©ticamp into her heart, and a little bit of her heart into her work. Claire's Gift combines lyrical storytelling with stunning illustrations to bring to life a community and its most cherished art form.
Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780439988605 Paperback
32 Pages | 7.99" x 10.01" | Ages 4 to 8
Raves & reviews:
Â“French words and phrases scattered throughout the text contribute to the authenticity of the setting of the story. Rajka Kupesic's beautiful paintings combine a naive style with fine detail to effectively depict the story's historical setting . . . Highly recommended.Â” (Canadian Book Review Annual) Â“Oil on linen folk art paintings glow from the pages of this book . . . A beautifully composed book.Â” (The Globe and Mail)