Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria

Author: Kyra E Hicks
Published by Brown Books Publishing, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-933285-59-7
Reviewed for ReaderViewKids.com

"Martha Ann's Quilt for Queen Victoria" is a terrific picture book for kids. The story is based on the true story of Martha Ann Ricks. I loved reading about how her Martha Ann's father saved money in a red box. He was able to get his family out of slavery. My favorite part of the story was when she taught kids at the local mission where her husband Sion worked.
It was exciting when she got to meet Queen Victoria because of her beautiful big quilt.

The pictures is this book are great. The illustrator Lee Edward Fodi does a great job in showing what it was like in the 1800's from the fashions to the hairstyles. More books should be written based on true stories like this one.