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.
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.
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Some additional activities and websites we used with this story are included at the end of the book study I created.
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