Penguin, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Old Babushka, known throughout all of Moskva for her beautifully painted eggs, is preparing her eggs for the Easter Festival when she takes in an injured goose. She names the goose Rechenka, and they live happily together until one day when Rechenka accidentally overturns a basket, breaking all of Babushka's lovingly crafted eggs.
But the next morning Babushka has a surprise awaiting her in the basket. She cries: "A miracle!" It is one of many in this charmingly told tale of friendship and caring.
With vibrant illustrations, Patricia Polacco has joyously re-created the flavor of Old Moscow and its festivals. The eggs, stunningly colored and intricately designed, are authentic reproductions of eggs painted in the Ukrainian style. Rechenka's Eggs is a timeless story of classic beauty.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whisper1 - LibraryThing
Polacco is of Russian/Ukranian heritage. Many of her books hold the title Babushka (word for grandmother). This book centers of the love of nature, caring for the wild, and embracing talents. Taught ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jgiann2 - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed this book for several reasons. As a child, I loved reading this story with my father. We are part Ukrainian, and one of our culture’s traditions is painting eggs for Easter rather ... Read full review