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The Blessing Cup

By Patricia Polacco

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.

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ISBN

1442450479


Format: Book
Author: Polacco, Patricia
Summary: A single china cup from a tea set left behind when Jews were forced to leave Russia helps hold a family together through generations of living in America, reminding them of the most important things in life.
Title: The blessing cup / Patricia Polacco.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2013.
Subject: Drinking cups -- Juvenile fiction. Jews -- Juvenile fiction Family life -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 1442450479 9781442450479
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: P Polacco
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Bib Id: 455271

Format: Book
Author: Polacco, Patricia
Summary: A single china cup from a tea set left behind when Jews were forced to leave Russia helps hold a family together through generations of living in America, reminding them of the most important things in life.
Title: The blessing cup / Patricia Polacco.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2013.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 28 cm.
Subjects: Drinking cups -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Jews -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Family life -- Juvenile fiction.
Notes: "A Paula Wiseman book."
LCCN: 2012023596
ISBN: 1442450479
ISBN: 9781442450479
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: P Polacco