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Claire's Gift

Illustrated by Rajka Kupesic, By Maxine Trottier
Out of print
Categories: Picture Book
ISBN: 9780439988605 Pages: 32 Ages: 4-8 Dimensions: 7.99" x 10.01"

About this book

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 Chéticamp is famous. Claire starts her own rug and, stitch by stitch, she lets Tante Marie and all of Chéticamp 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.


“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.” (Canadian Book Review Annual) “Oil on linen folk art paintings glow from the pages of this book . . . A beautifully composed book.” (The Globe and Mail)

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