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Author Harris, Jennifer, 1971- author.

Title She stitched the stars : a story of Ellen Harding Baker's solar system quilt / Jennifer Harris ; illustrated by Louise Pigott.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  JB BAKER    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Children's Biography  JB-BAKER HAR    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Children's Department  J92 BAKER    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  JB BAKER c.671  Check Shelf
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Audience Ages 4-8. Albert Whitman & Company.
Grades 2-3. Albert Whitman & Company.
Summary In 1876, Ellen Harding Baker begins stitching a quilt that accurately depicts the solar system, demonstrating to her daughters that they can dream bigger and look farther. Includes author's note.
"In 1876 Ellen Harding Baker began stitching an extraordinary quilt, one that accurately depicted our solar system. Ellen, a Iowa storekeeper's wife and a mother, had a curiosity that reached far beyond the stratosphere. Today the quilt hangs in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. This lyrical story imagines the creation of the quilt from the perspective of Ellen's daughters, who, like their mother, lived in a time when girls and women were expected to limit their pursuit of knowledge, and who may have been inspired to dream bigger and look farther." --
Subject Baker, Ellen Harding, 1847-1886 -- Juvenile literature.
Women astronomers -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Quilting -- Juvenile literature.
Solar system -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- Juvenile literature.
Sex role -- Juvenile literature.
Baker, Ellen Harding, 1847-1886 -- Fiction.
Quilting -- Fiction.
Astronomy -- Fiction.
Sex role -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Creative nonfiction.
Picture books.
Illustrated works.
Added Author Pigott, Louise, illustrator.
ISBN 9780807573228 (hardcover)
0807573221 (hardcover)
9780807573259 (ebook)
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