The Blessing Cup

The Blessing Cup

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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A bond of love unites a family throughout generations in this companion to the beloved and bestselling classic The Keeping Quilt .

As a young Russian Jewish girl in the early 1900s, Anna and her family lived in fear of the Czar's soldiers. The family lived a hard life and had few possessions-their treasure was a beautiful china tea set. A wedding gift to Anna's parents, the tea set came with a wish that "Anyone who drinks from this will have blessings from God. They will never know a day of hunger. Their lives will always have flavor. They will know love and joy and they will never be poor."

When Anna's family leaves Russia for America, they bring the tea set and its blessings. A source of heritage and security, the tea set helps Anna's family make friends and find better lives in America. A cup from the tea set- The Blessing Cup- became an anchor of family history, and it remains a symbol of lasting love more than a century later.

This tender tribute to the importance of loving lineage is a prequel and companion to the perennial bestseller The Keeping Quilt and is told and illustrated with authenticity and tremendous heart.
Audience: Ages 4-8.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2013].
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781442450479
Branch Call Number: JP Polac
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 28 cm


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Jul 01, 2018

Readers of all ages will find meaning and enjoyment in this picture book. It is a true story from the author's family that celebrates kinship and kindness. Patricia Polacco's illustrations, with their great detail and targeted use of color, are fascinating to look at.

CRRL_VirginiaJ Jun 08, 2017

The author/illustrator took a page from her own family's history to create this small story of how one heirloom can tell a whole story.

BCD2013 Jun 12, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
“This tea set is magic. Anyone who drinks from it has a blessing from God.” The story of the author’s great-grandmother and the people who helped her escape from Russia.

May 11, 2014

This is a story of family tradition and most of all love. The tea cup from the original tea set in the story is still in the Author's family today. Wonderful, heartwarming story by an Exceptional Author.

Apr 17, 2014

Phenomenal story told by a masterful storyteller!

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Apr 17, 2014

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