Babushka Baba Yaga has ratings and 80 reviews. Lisa said: Darn! I just hate books where wolves are made out (as they are in many fairy tales, and thi. Babushka Baba Yaga By Patricia Polacco – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Dec 30, Megan ReadingRover rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall, I love this book. She went back to where she came from and the little boy got lost in the woods and was under attack by creatures.

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In the end, the little boy gets lost and almost gets eaten by wolves when Babushka comes and rescues him, the villagers notice that she does not eat children but in fact loves them very much. She follows a single mother and offers to take care of her son Victor when sh The traditional folk tale character of Baba Yaga whom I learned about as a child, too is an ugly witch who eats children.

Then Baba Yaga overhears some peasant women telling stories about mean old Baba Yaga witch who eats children. She dresses babusjka up as a kindly grandmother and enters the village.

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I called my own grandmother Baba and found it fascinating to learn the origin of this name although I don’t have any Russian heritage that I know of! I have read quite a few of Patricia Polacco’s books many times to my children over the years.

She wanted children but she was to old to conceive. In this variant, Baba Yaga is a lonely creature of the forest that longs to hold a child in her arms. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 06, Robbie rated it it was amazing Babhshka In the book you experience things in the same way she does.


By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Babushkas have colorful kerchiefs, there is a Russian church, authentic houses, a Russian stove, a samovar, and a Russian icon in the illustrations of the book.

Great story and fantastical In traditional Russia folklore, Baba Yaga is a wicked creature that eats children. In traditional Russia folklore, Baba Yaga is a wicked creature that eats children.

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As for the illustrations, I would say that they are authentic. The illustrations are bright and whimsical; they guide the story along and make a nice connection to the text. Yaaga resides in Michigan.

The concept here kind of reminded me of the Disney movie Maleficent. She has a wonderful way with a story and I highly recommend them. As a huge Baba Yaga fan, I have to say that I just loved this book! She defended the child and save him. Buy from our partners. We really enjoyed reading this story together and we will certainly look for another one of her books at the library soon. Her storytelling is magic and her illustrations are very recognizable and often very expressive.

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Their long, thin extremities, pointed ears, yet rosy cheeks are just the right amount of scary and endearing. Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco. She is both monstrous and motherly, but she is always utterly fierce. Stealing clothes from the line, Baba Yaga covers her ugly body, wears a babushka and, longing to have a child to hold, Baba Yaga follows a single mother home and offers to Russian folklore tells of Baba Yaga a craggy, ugly witch with iron teeth and chicken claws for feet, and who lives deep in the wood and devours humans.


Babushka Baba Yaga is about an old woman who lives all alone in a lonely forest. Feb 19, Rachel Keller rated it it was amazing. 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.

This is a wonderful tale about Russian folklore and culture, but also about the love babudhka one person can offer and the concept of an older generation helping to bring up their grandchildren.

This is a New Age re-envisioning of Baba Yaga as not the wicked witch of Russian folklore but a poor misunderstood creature who radiates the moral “Don’t judge by appearances. A young single mother takes a stranger baubshka her home to care for her yqga.

Write your own comment on this book! She dresses herself up as a kindly grandmother and enters the village. She finds a way to be a surrogate grandmother. Published January 25th by Puffin Books first published January 1st I immediately fell in love with her books and read all of the ones that I could get from the library. Looking for beautiful books?

Sep 21, Meredith rated it did not like it Shelves: She use to admire other people and their children. The peolpe in the community did not like her. Jul 29, Randie D. No trivia or quizzes yet.