The Egg Tree
One Easter morning, Katy and Carl went on an Easter egg hunt through Grandmom's house. Katy couldn't find anything until she went up to the attic. And there she discovered a very special set of eggs...
Grandmom had painted them when she was a little girl. And now, she hung them from the branches of a tiny tree -an egg tree! So began a very special Easter tradition.
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The images are attractive; colorful and stylistically unusual for a picture book. The story is very much of its time period. I've been reading a lot of vintage picture books this year, and noticed that most everything from the '40s and '50s is like this: lengthy, with not much action. I find the phrases in these o...more
Some nice watercolor pictures, but not extraordinary. This is another one that alternates between illustrations in a few colors and illustrations in four or more--in this case, pink, black and gray tones alternate with pictures that include those, plus yellow, green and brown.
A pretty mundane story about some children finding Easter eggs. Little Katy is happy that the Easter bunny blessed(?) her with the ability to find some too--in this case, some eggs her Grandma had...more
Illustrated by the author.
Caldecott medal 1951.
A little girl looks in her grandmother's attic and finds several beautifully decorated Easter eggs. The eggs are hung on a tree and so starts an Easter Egg Tree tradition. The illustrations seem to be pastels.
Caldecott Award 1951
"The Egg Tree" story and pictures by Katherine Milhous, Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1950.
A great book about traditions. The older children had been to the red house for an egg hunt before, but not Katy and Carl. And from the old egg hunt tradition a new tradition was formed with the Egg Tree and several children got to enjoy it.
Bright eye catching pictures!
I think I really liked it because I remember hunting for Easter eggs with my cousins on a farm. It brings back memories. I have also decorated an egg tree with my own children so I find the book sweet. For today's children, this may only rate a 3, but I am glad that I was taken back down memory lane.
I actually bought it by accident, thinking it was longer.
The story tells about the Pennsylvanian Dutch tradition of painting Easter eggs and hanging them on trees. Me being from Germany, I actually never knew that there are places where people don't do that - rather ignorant on my part, but I've learned that now.
The drawings were beautiful and also colourful and bright - actually quite like you would imagine the drawings on Easter eggs to be.