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The Coffin Quilt

(1999)
The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys
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Feuds among the mountain folks of West Virginia and Kentucky, particularly the bloody skirmishes between the Hatfield and McCoy families, are often celebrated in American legend and folksongs. In The Coffin Quilt, Ann Rinaldi mines this rich vein of Americana for a fascinating tale that closely follows the real events of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, but which also has implications for our own violent times. Rinaldi--known for Cast Two Shadows, An Acquaintance with Darkness, and other historical fiction novels for teens--suggests in her author's note that "the Civil War conditioned men who fought in it to kill and to hate." Consequently, men came home from the war to their mountains with minds and rifles primed to react to the slightest trespass upon their exaggerated loyalty to kinfolk. The story is told by Fanny, the youngest of the fourteen McCoy children, who traces the beginnings of the famous feud to a confused Civil War shooting and a dispute over a herd of pigs. When her favorite older sister, the beautiful Roseanna, runs off with handsome Johnse Hatfield, it's like a bucket of gasoline thrown on the smoldering hatred between the two families. Warned by the apparition she calls Yeller Thing, Fanny is nonetheless a helpless witness to ambushes and killings, burials and retribution. Too late she realizes that Roseanna's obsession with sewing a traditional but gruesome coffin-decorated quilt is a sign of her evil attraction to deliberately stoking the fires of the feud--providing a psychological thriller ending for this dramatic tale of hillbilly love and revenge. (Ages 10 to 14) --Patty Campbell


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June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the Mccoys
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 1-4352-9549-8 / 978-1-4352-9549-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-05
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April 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between The Hatfields And The McCoys (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 0-613-35451-6 / 978-0-613-35451-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys (Great Episodes (Pb))
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 0-7569-0557-5 / 978-0-7569-0557-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 0-15-202015-2 / 978-0-15-202015-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
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September 1999 : USA Hardback

Title: The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 0-15-202689-4 / 978-0-15-202689-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: Coffin Quilt: The the Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 0-606-20507-1 / 978-0-606-20507-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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September 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
ISBN: 0-15-216450-2 / 978-0-15-216450-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Young Readers Paperback
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2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Coffin Quilt
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ISBN: 0-439-22029-7 / 978-0-439-22029-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
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Kindle Editions

April 2001 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Coffin Quilt: The Feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys (Great Episodes)
Author(s): Ann Rinaldi
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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