Rechenka's Eggs

Rechenka's Eggs

Book - 1988
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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.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c1988
ISBN: 9780399215018
Branch Call Number: POL
Characteristics: unpaged


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Babushka nurses a goose back to health after it was found with a broken wing. Perhaps it was her kindness that brought forth a miracle when her intricately decorated Easter eggs suffered an accident.

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Jun 08, 2018

You can't go wrong with Patricia Polacco. Her colorful pictures and unique style make this heart-warming book extra special. The text introduces readers to a little bit of Russian vocabulary, such as dacha, Moskva, and kulich. The illustrations introduce Russian imagery, such as onion domed churches and religious icons. The story tells of forgiveness and friendship.

Apr 12, 2014

Charming tale of friendship and caring

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