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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We really enjoyed reading this story together and we will certainly look for another one of her books at the library s This is a wonderful tale about Russian folklore and culture, but also about the love that one person can offer and the concept of an older generation helping to bring up their grandchildren. As the story unfolds the Baba Yaga reveals herself to be loving and kind.

In this version of the traditional folk tale, Baba Yaga was kind, and very lonely. This story about not judging people is very powerful for any age. Books by Patricia Polacco. She will be a babushka instead of a Baba Yaga.

Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco – FictionDB

Everyone becomes grateful to her. The artwork is equally compelling, with colors and brush strokes that suggest normal people of all shapes and sizes in the middle of an action. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

The illustrations are bright and whimsical; they guide the story along and make a nice connecti NY,Philomel Books, This is a Russian folktale by Patricia Polacco. Granny used the story to frighten us away from the city and the gypsy camp along the river. Wolves are evil with yellow burning eyes, and they attack children. Book ratings by Goodreads. The concept here kind of reminded me of the Disney movie Maleficent.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Nov 17, Judy rated it liked it Shelves: The transformation into a kindly grandmother seems rather drastic. She disguises herself as a town folk and helps a mother with her child while she works, she become a part of the family.

Babq also highlights the idea that family is what you make it, regardless of actually sharing blo This book is a story about a lonely forest myth who longs to have a grandchild and her adoption by a babuzhka mother and her son.

I would highly recommend this book for its story, characters, and relatable elements In the story, everyone expected Baba Yaga to be mean and horrible, but all she wanted was a young one to look after.

Feb 19, Rachel Keller rated it it was amazing. In this role-reversal book, Baba Yaga is a lonely creature who taga isolated in the woods because people fear her. One day, Babushka hears the story how she likes to e Babs book is a traditional tale and is geared towards around 3rd grade.

Babushka Baba Yaga

Beautiful story and illustrations from one of Michigan’s finest. Baba Yaga rescues him. And as she watches the babushkas of the village delight in their grandchildren, she longs for bavushka grandchild of her own. Therefore I would call it unauthentic. The traditional folk tale character of Baba Yaga whom I learned about as a child, too is an ugly witch who eats children.


Nothing too controversial here, just sweet mild-mannered book-reading entertainment. Unusual not my first read of a Baba Yaga who is kind and does not steal children.

Although this is a folk tale, this story has real life meaning and is perfect for the classrooms today! A young single mother takes a stranger into her home to care for her child. In this variant, Baba Yaga is a lonely creature of the forest that longs to hold a child in her arms. This book is a traditional tale and is geared towards around 3rd grade. Dec 09, Natalia Lindquist added it Shelves: 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 take care of her little boy while she is at work.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This would be useful in a multicultural study, a unit on folktales, a fantasy genre study, or an author study. Because she is a Baba Yaga, the town fears her because of legions and myths. Dares with sled down Devil’s hill into the city.