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Babushka : A Christmas Tale
by Dawn Casey and Amanda Hall


Overview - On the eve of the very first Christmas, an old grandmother is busy tidying her home when a bright star illuminates the sky. Soon three wise men arrive and invite Babushka to join them in their travels--following the star in search of a newborn babe, the Prince of Peace.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On the eve of the very first Christmas, an old grandmother is busy tidying her home when a bright star illuminates the sky. Soon three wise men arrive and invite Babushka to join them in their travels--following the star in search of a newborn babe, the Prince of Peace. But there are dishes to be washed, and floors to be swept, and Babushka is too absorbed in her work to leave her home with presents for the baby Jesus.

The next day, when Babushka tries to follow the men, she cannot find their tracks. Instead, she finds a little girl shivering in the cold, and a little boy, his tummy rumbling with hunger. Babushka walks and walks, and everywhere she goes she finds children in need of toys to play with or a shawl to keep them warm. And to each one, she offers a gift from her basket and a smile of light and love.

With beautiful illustrations evoking folk art traditions and sensitive storytelling, Babushka tenderly reminds us that nothing is more important during the holiday season than taking the time to show love for one another. This timeless Russian tale will warm your heart and fill you up with the joyful, generous spirit of Christmas.

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781680991888
  • ISBN-10: 1680991884
  • Publisher: Good Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Religious - Christian - Holidays & Celebrations

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-09-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

In a lovely recounting of a classic Russian legend, Babushka, an elderly woman who lives alone in a modest cottage, is visited by the three wise men, who urge her to join them as they bring gifts to the newborn king. Babushka stays behind to wash the dishes (she was forever scrubbing and sweeping, washing and wiping, dusting and polishing); later, she feels compelled to seek out the child but cant find the star to guide her. Her journey through the snowy countryside instead leads her to cold and hungry children, whom she helps by giving the food and clothing she has brought with her. Halls (Brother Giovannis Little Reward) vibrant illustrations feature jewel tones of pink, purple, turquoise, and gold, setting the snowy landscape aglow as Casey (A Lullaby for Little One) gracefully delivers a message about selflessness and how kindness begets kindness. Ages 48. (Sept.)

 
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