"Covered Wagon" by Mark Goebel at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Sew Much Love
A Book Study for The Josefina Story Quilt

We recently read The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr and Bruce Degen. It is a very sweet story about a girl and her beloved hen.

"Covered Wagon" by Mark Goebel at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Image courtesy of Mark Goebel at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Faith is excited to head out on a new adventure as her family packs up to move westward to California. Each family member is loading not only necessary items, but also their favorite items onto the covered wagon. For mama it is the family’s treasured quilts. Faith has a different item in mind. There is just one little problem. She may have to leave her hen behind. Pa doesn’t want to bring a hen that is too tough to eat and doesn’t lay eggs. The great news is Josefina makes the cut just in time. Will she be tossed out along the trip for poor behavior, or will she show everyone just what an old hen can do. This story also included a note from the author giving some basic historical information on the journey westward and quilt making during that period.

This book falls under the historical fiction category and is great for grades K-3. This story has grade level equivalent of 3.5 and an accelerated reading level of 2.7. It has a lexile reading level of 420L. My daughter is half way through her second grade year and found this book easy to read and loved the story.


Affiliate link. Read disclosure here.

Some additional activities and websites we used with this story are included at the end of the book study I created.
For a limited time only download the FULL seventeen page Book Study for The Josefina Story Quilt (a $5.97 value) in PDF format for FREE!
BookStudy_TheJosefinaStoryQuilt.pdf

Whats in your bookbag?

Image courtesy of m01229 at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Image courtesy of m01229 at flickr.com (scaled and text added)


BookStudy_TheJosefinaStoryQuilt

Leave a Comment

27 Comments on "Sew Much Love
A Book Study for The Josefina Story Quilt"

avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Jennifer Corter
Guest

How cool! Kids will love this story!

aziel morte
Guest

Such a good story and I bet this is a good for the kids also, Love this post

Emma white
Guest

This book sounds really good and i know wanna know what happened to the hen! Sonething my daughter would enjoy!

emma white
Guest

what a lovely story and I have to get back to my reading I used to read a chapter a night

Bethany Stout
Guest

amazing story! Great ideas.

wpDiscuz