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Baboushka: A Christmas Folktale from Russia

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This holiday Baboushka tale blends the Nativity with the tradition of Christmas gift giving.

Everyone in the village is bubbling with excitement about the new star in the sky—everyone except old Baboushka, who is busy sweeping, scouring, and polishing her house. Then three strangers arrive. When Baboushka invites them to stay the night, they ask her to join their search for
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Candlewick Press (first published January 1st 1982)
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Katie
Jan 04, 2014 Katie rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed this short Christmas Russian folktale. It tells the story of Baboushka (Grandma in Russian) and how she is visited by the Magi on their search for the Christ Child while following the Star over Bethlehem. Will She join them on their journey when invited?

I found this story a relatable one (as many folktales are) and enjoyed the illustrations accompanying it. Excellent story for early elementary school.
Alan
This book is a favorite of mine and has been for years. What a wonderful old story, told compellingly, by Scholey. This is a go-to book of mine for the Christmas season, I read it around the fire with anyone who comes to my house around Christmas time. We also used it in a story reading at our Christmas Festival at www.campeder.org
Maria
Nov 18, 2014 Maria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Found this old childhood book in my mothers cupboard. Had to Read it again. Sadly not A's good As i remembered it to be
David Mills
Dec 30, 2014 David Mills rated it really liked it
Read to children at Christmas Eve service. Am of the opinion that reading with a cheesy Russian accent ("Boris Darling...") helps delivery.
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Feb 09, 2011 Q_Barb rated it really liked it
Beautiful retelling of a tale that blends the story of Christ's birth from the Bible with the notion of gift giving from the heart
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