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Babushka lives on her own in a cottage where everything is as neat as a pin. But she is so busy cleaning and polishing that she hardly notices the miraculous events going on around her. Then a mysterious dream leads her to put her daily worries aside and venture out to find a special baby. On her journey, she learns that the more you give away in love, the more you will receive.

Readers of all ages and beliefs will be charmed and captivated by this poignant Russian folk tale. Children young and old will adore Sophie Fatus's beautiful folk-art illustrations of flowy ethereal angels, friendly wide-eyed characters wearing warm colorful shawls and quirky animals along Babushka's path.


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"This is a departure from the traditional Russian folktale, in which Babushka becomes a Santa Claus-like figure, never finding the baby she seeks but leaving presents for other children. Fatus' acrylic illustrations burst with interesting details, patterns, and textures. Their figures resemble miniature dolls with such exaggerated features as heavily lashed almond eyes set in perfectly round heads. A lovely Christmas story with a wonderful message about the joys of selfless giving." -- Lauren Peterson, Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Sandra Ann Horn
Illustrator Sophie Fatus
ISBN 1841484113
Publication Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher Barefoot Books
Language English