The talking eggs: a folktale from the American South
A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.
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This book is a beautifully illustrated and colorful retelling of a Creole folktale by Robert D. San Souci and Jerry Pinkney. The story centers around a good-natured, obedient, and sweet girl named Blanche and her unkind, lazy, and greedy sister Rose and their mother (who favors Rose and forces Blanche to do all the work). One day, Blanche meets a mysterious woman in the woods who takes her to her house where strange and wonderful things occur. When Blanche returns with beautiful treasures and rewards, her jealous mother sends Rose to bring back some for themselves. However, Rose's cruel nature backfires. This whimsical story is told in a fun and exciting way that will entertain readers of all ages. In a classroom, this book could be used during a unit on folktales or an illustrator study on Pinkney. The settings of "way long ago" and the "mystical forest," and the clear moral of the story are indicative elements of a folktale. The beautiful illustrations and magical text combine to make an engaging book that would be perfect for read-alouds. The clear delineation between good and bad might appeal particularly to young children.
This book was a great read favorite my son...truelly a favorite of his.. there are many lessons learn, honor your elders no matter what, truth, patience, kindness, follow directions, do not be greedy, and many more