Babushka Baba Yaga



She Was The Last Of Her Kind A Creature Of Legends A Being Of The Forest AAnd Stories Were Told Of Her Stories Of The Terrible, Horrible Baba Yaga.In Truth, Baba Yaga Was Kind, And Very Lonely And As She Watches The Babushkas Of The Village Delight In Their Grandchildren, She Longs For A Grandchild Of Her Own.Then She Has An Idea She Will Be A Babushka Instead Of A Baba Yaga She Dresses Herself Up As A Kindly Grandmother And Enters The Village When She Comes Across A Young Woman And Her Grandmotherless Son, They Adopt Her As Their Very Own Babushka, And As The Days Pass, Baba Yaga And The Boy, Victor, Grow To Love Each Other Very Much.Until One Day, Victor Hears Stories Of The Horrible, Wicked Baba Yaga, And She Knows That She Must Go Back To The Woods Before The Child Finds Out Who She Really Is.Legend Would Have Baba Yaga Evil And Unkind, But In Patricia Polacco S Version Of This Russian Folktale, Enlivened By Her Rich, Vibrant Art, We Are Reminded To Judge Not By Rumor And Appearance, But By What We Know In Our Own Hearts To Be True.Babushka Baba Yaga

Patricia Polacco is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator with over 115 beloved and award winning books to her credit, including The Keeping Quilt, Pink and Say, The Blessing Cup, Chicken Sunday, and Thank You, Mr Falker She resides in Michigan.

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Babushka Baba Yaga
  • Patricia Polacco
  • English
  • 07 May 2017
  • 9780399225314

10 thoughts on “Babushka Baba Yaga

  1. says:

    Darn I just hate books where wolves are made out as they are in many fairy tales, and this is a sort of fairy tale as aggressive against humans and as vicious bad evil Unfortunately, that s what happens in a part of this story.The rest of the message is lovely, especially knowing from reading other Polacco books, how much she treasured her relationship with her grandmother.This is the story of a creature who is loathed and feared, yet who is actually lonely and has strong maternal feelings and yearns for a relationship with a child She finds a way to be a surrogate grandmother The story s meaning is captured by a line toward the end of the book Those who judge one another on what they hear or see, and not on what they know of them in their hearts, are fools indeed I appreciated how Russian words are interspersed through...

  2. says:

    I enjoyed this Baba Yaga retelling a lot It s very different than all the others I ve read in that Baba Yaga is not made out to be a mean witch but instead is a nurturing woman who loves children In the book you experience things in the same way she does Her acceptance into society, her growing love f...

  3. says:

    I m not sure how I feel about this story Do children enjoy it Or does it target adults A young single mother takes a stranger into her home to care for her child Hmm Wolves are evil with yellow burning eyes, and they attack children Not again And as for Baba Yaga I m not familiar with the Slavic tales of Baba Yaga According to Wikipedia, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being or one of a trio of sisters of the same name who appears as a deformed and or ferocious looking woman If she...

  4. says:

    Polacco turns the Baba Yaga myth on its head, presenting an old, lonely forest fairy spirit woman who has been viciously slandered by the folk tales of her, and really just wants to love and be loved.The artwork is equally compelling, with co...

  5. says:

    This book was given to me at the start of one summer by a Russian girl who had joined my kindergarten class before Christmas just days after she was adopted by an American family from an orphanageHer first English words were Santa Claus and Mack Donnals I kiss your eyes

  6. says:

    Preread this in preparation for use in a classroom setting I have a group of kids who have read lots of Russian fairy tales in the last few months, and was looking for a modern retelling I love this new look at Baba ...

  7. says:

    Oh, I want to be a babushka What a sweet story A little implausible, but shares the hope against prejudice that youngsters need in some of their stories.

  8. says:

    Beautiful story and illustrations from one of Michigan s finest.

  9. says:

    The concept here kind of reminded me of the Disney movie Maleficent The scary, mean, evil woman is really just misunderstood A fun take on the traditional tale.

  10. says:

    The traditional folk tale character of Baba Yaga whom I learned about as a child, too is an ugly witch who eats children In this role reversal book, Baba Yaga is a lonely creature who lives isolated in the woods because people fear her However, she is not evil and she would like a grandchild to love and nurture One day, she steals some clothes from a clothesline and disguises herself as a babushka grandmother She follows a single mother and offers to take care of her son Victor when she s at work Baba Yaga and Victor develop a relationship of a real grandma and grandson Then Baba Yaga overhears some peasant women telling stories about mean old Baba Yaga witch who eats children Seeing how terrified Victor was by this story, she decides to leave her new family, before they found out who she really was Later on, Victor is attacked by wild wolves in the woods Baba Yaga saves him Then everyone realizes that she is not evil and they all, including Victor and his mother, accept her into their community.This is a remake of an old Russian folk tale It includes elements of Russian folklore including Russian expressions , a creature of legends and a moral lesson Those who judge one another on what they hear or see, and not on what they know of them in their hearts, are fools indeed This book can be used with students ages K 3 Because of its high lexile level and adult directed code AD570L AD670L , ...

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