The Poppy Seed Cakes



❮Reading❯ ➼ The Poppy Seed Cakes ➵ Author Margery Clark – E17streets4all.co.uk The Poppy Seed Cakes is a beloved children s classic first published in eight charming and humorous linked stories about little Andrewshek and his Auntie Katushka, with colorful woodcuts by Caldecott The Poppy Seed Cakes is a beloved children s classic first published ineight charming and humorous linked stories about little Andrewshek and his Auntie Katushka, with colorful woodcuts by Caldecott Award winning illustrators Maud and Miska Petersham Auntie Katushka has just come from the Old Country, bringing poppy seeds to make cakes for a mischief prone four year old boy named Andrewshek A little neighbor girl named Erminka, who wears red boots that are too big for her, joins Andrewshek for a series of The Poppy PDF \ adventures with talking animals including a greedy goose who steals the cakes a naughty white goat who hides on the roof and a kitten, a dog, and two chickens who are determined to crash the children s tea party There is art on every page, featuring mischievous animals and gooseberry tarts, colorful shawls and Russian dolls, and cheerful Auntie Katushka in her kerchiefed and aproned splendor.The Poppy Seed Cakes

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  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • The Poppy Seed Cakes
  • Margery Clark
  • English
  • 12 April 2017
  • 0375712321

10 thoughts on “The Poppy Seed Cakes

  1. says:

    What is one to do when a goat, a dog, a kitten, and two chickens invite themselves to afternoon tea Why, one allows them to sit at the table and eat poppy seed cakes and strawberry jam Written in 1924, this little recollection of life in the old country which appears to be Russia is a very simple collection of eight stories, each connecting to the previous story There is Auntie Katushka, who has come from the old country so she can visit her little nephew, Andrewshek, who doesn t always l What is one to do when a goat, a dog, a kitten, and two chickens invite themselves to afternoon tea Why, one allows them to sit at the table and eat poppy seed cakes and strawberry jam Written in 1924, this little recollection of life in the old country which appears to be Russia is a very simple collection of eight stories, each connecting to the previous story There is Auntie Katushka, who has come from the old country so she can visit her little nephew, Andrewshek, who doesn t always listen and has a proclivity for getting into trouble The local farm animals are always getting into the picture, including the Green Goose, who loves his poppy seed cakes a bit too much The author, Margery Clark, was actually a composite of two librarians, both of whom wrote children s books The text is easy for children and dare I say, fun The technicolor woodcuts are by Maud and Miska Petersham, which are delightful for very young eyes While I enjoyed this, it s best for nursery age children, who will delight in repeating the names over and over.I must admit that I completed this quickly but then looked at it again, just for the simple fun to be had with the old country.Book Season Spring red boots

  2. says:

    The chapters are very short, and heavily beautifully illustrated The book is about 168 pages but a quick read I love the full page illustrations but I m not particularly wild about the border illustrations as the yellow just isn t appealing to me page after page and the animals in the borders look rather odd I m not knowledgeable enough about Russian folklore and related art to know if this is traditional style We begin with stories about a boy named Andrewshek and then move to some stori The chapters are very short, and heavily beautifully illustrated The book is about 168 pages but a quick read I love the full page illustrations but I m not particularly wild about the border illustrations as the yellow just isn t appealing to me page after page and the animals in the borders look rather odd I m not knowledgeable enough about Russian folklore and related art to know if this is traditional style We begin with stories about a boy named Andrewshek and then move to some stories about a girl named Erminka before they converge.The stories about Andrewshek involve him being a distracted little boy who doesn t do what his auntie asks him to do, and the various animals that come to take advantage of his carelessness He s not doing anything very naughty, just typical boisterous kid behavior like bouncing on the bed or swinging on the garden gate but he doesn t watch the food like his aunt asks him to and I m not sure what the moral of these stories are as, despite his behavior, things always works out nicely for Andrewshek though usually not so nicely for the animals, especially in the case of the goose Andrewshek has no great heroic moments as it s usually it s the auntie who figures a way out of the problem I was surprised that the animals talk as I hadn t been expecting that based on the way the story began I enjoyed the stories but I m not sure they impressed me overmuch.Erminka has her own story for three chapters which involve her wearing the wonderful new shiny red boots that were meant for her little brother but are too big for him yet The little red boots lead to trouble every time First, she wants to show the tomatoes her boots then she slips in the garden and squishes some tomatoes and cucumbers Such a darling illustration of Erminka showing her shiny red boots to the shiny red tomatoes, though Then, she visits the market and opens the chicken crate with the toe of her boot and they escape Finally, she goes to the pond and slips on the mud and gets the boots and a duck all muddy She doesn t mean to do these things but I still think it rather unfair that at the end of all this the father says he will buy her some new shoes to replace the muddy ones Shouldn t the little brother get new boots since big sister ruined the ones that were to be his No mention of poppy seed cakes here.In the final chapters, Erminka and her mother and little brother go to stay with her uncle while her father is in the old country and the uncle happens to live next door to Andrewshek so the two children meet and their stories converge They enjoy a few tea parties one with some rather amusing guests and play with wooden dolls Oh, and the poppy seed cakes are served at the tea party, so that ties back with the beginning Overall, I wouldn t say this was a favorite for me but I did enjoy reading it and many of the illustrations were lovely

  3. says:

    This is one of the books I think of most when I think about what was on our childhood bookshelves It s a Withdrawn book from the library we used to go to, and while I don t remember the exact specifics as to how it ended up in my mother s possession I want to say that the librarian liked us so much that she gave it to us, or maybe we bought it at a book sale at the library , I do remember it being in the house My mother would read it periodically, and thanks to this book I have an unnatural a This is one of the books I think of most when I think about what was on our childhood bookshelves It s a Withdrawn book from the library we used to go to, and while I don t remember the exact specifics as to how it ended up in my mother s possession I want to say that the librarian liked us so much that she gave it to us, or maybe we bought it at a book sale at the library , I do remember it being in the house My mother would read it periodically, and thanks to this book I have an unnatural affection for feather beds and poppy seed cakes.This is a nice chapter book, beginning with Auntie Katushka and little Andrewshek who, typical for his age, ignores all of Auntie Katushka s warnings The neighbors have a little girl, Erminka, who is the focus of another couple of chapters her story isabout the red boots she wears than about the feather bed of Andrewshek s world But in the end the two come together to have a tea party with the poppy seed cakes that Auntie Katushka prepares.It s a touching story with bright illustrations by Maud and Miska Petersham And when I smell the book, it smells just the way I remember all of the books from that library smelling That s just comforting

  4. says:

    Now there come along from time to time a book I know absolutely nothing about and today it is another member of the Everymans Childrens Classic library This book reads like a translated tale from Eastern Europe when in actual fact the book hasconnections to America than anywhere else however to me at least it captures an age which is now long since passed An age of families who lived a simpler life A life which if a family where to flourish they had to have the support of their rela Now there come along from time to time a book I know absolutely nothing about and today it is another member of the Everymans Childrens Classic library This book reads like a translated tale from Eastern Europe when in actual fact the book hasconnections to America than anywhere else however to me at least it captures an age which is now long since passed An age of families who lived a simpler life A life which if a family where to flourish they had to have the support of their relatives A life where they had to make sacrifices such as working away from home and the raising of children was down to the wives and grandparent This book to me represents an age that now has long since passed, and although we live for the most better lives we should never turn our back on where we came from and those around up where they came from We should all take time to stop and enjoy the simpler pleasures and for me this book is a celebration of them

  5. says:

    3 short stories in this book They remind me of ones out of Russia Auntie Katushka has always trouble with Andrewshek, a little boy who does not like to mind An animal plays prominently in each story My granddaughter and I liked these alot.

  6. says:

    My 7 year old thought it was great I thought it was very silly.

  7. says:

    I wonder how big this nursery book was I think only about the size of a child s hands, because there are lots of pages but very few words, relatively I think that I would have liked it when I was a child, though even then, in the 60s, I would have thought it awfully old fashioned Now I don t know if I can recommend it or not Bread is not good for swans, nobody will explode if they eat too much, and children who are easily distracted must not be left alone in a situation where the conseq I wonder how big this nursery book was I think only about the size of a child s hands, because there are lots of pages but very few words, relatively I think that I would have liked it when I was a child, though even then, in the 60s, I would have thought it awfully old fashioned Now I don t know if I can recommend it or not Bread is not good for swans, nobody will explode if they eat too much, and children who are easily distracted must not be left alone in a situation where the consequences can be serious.The pictures are wonderful, though

  8. says:

    Somehow, I thought of this book today, one I read when Eisenhower was in the White House, though it was written in 1924 It is the most charming tale of a mischievous little boy, Andrewshek, his sister and his auntie Katushka The illustrations are bright and delightful Anyone with young children should find a copy Mine was given to me by my paternal grandparents in 1959 and It is still by my side today.

  9. says:

    One of my favorite books as a little girl Brett found me a copy and gave to me for Christmas this year

  10. says:

    I remember my mom reading this to me when I was little My 3 year old got it for Christmas and we just finished reading it together She loved it and wanted to start reading it again as soon as we finished.

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