Rechenka's Eggs

by Patricia Polacco

Known for making prize decorated eggs for the annual Moskva Easter Festival, Babushka... read more

Known for making prize decorated eggs for the annual Moskva Easter Festival, Babushka lives alone in her country "dacha", painting eggs all winter. One year, the magical goose befriended by Babushka accidentally breaks the basketful of eggs she's worked so hard to craft. Traditional objects and buildings add a cultural dimension to the fantasy; the monochromatic human faces contrast with the varied palette used for the eggs, church domes, icons and clothing in the story. (Ages 4-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1988

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