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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Apr 24, Victoria Pickel rated it really liked it Shelves: Looking for beautiful books? She is so endearing! It also highlights the idea that family is bqba 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 young mother and her son.

Babushka Baba Yaga

One day, Babushka hears the story how she likes to e This book is a traditional tale and is geared towards around 3rd grade. I enjoyed this Baba Yaga retelling a lot. As a huge Baba Yaga fan, I have to say that I just loved this book!

The story starts with the explanation of her loneliness because she lives alone and other babushkas avoid her because they consider her an evil creature. Nothing too controversial here, just sweet mild-mannered book-reading entertainment.

Polacco writes of a well known Russian legend, the Baba Yaga. And as for Baba Yaga A creature of legends. She has a wonderful way with a story and I highly recommend them. Dares with sled down Devil’s hill into babaa city.

Patrica Polacco is a go-to for all teachers looking for a “safe book with a good message”. The overall story of Baba Yaga is so captivating. I’m not familiar with the Slavic tales of Baba Yaga.


Nov 28, Marina Minina bba it really liked it. Feb 19, Rachel Keller rated it it was amazing. Taking candy and cookies to our school age friends who lived in cardboard and boarded up boxes with a small boat tied to the river shore.

She dresses up as a babushka grandmother and is taken in by a woman and her child. Do children enjoy it? That is a great moral for a children’s story; however, appropriating such a crucial char Just terrible. What Readers Are Saying What do babuushka think? They also contrast Viktor the little boy and his mother, who are colorful and have rich, textured clothes.

Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco

She becomes a true Russian babushka. Wolves are evil with yellow burning eyes, and they attack children. Jun 28, Nicole rated it liked it Recommends it for: It also highlights the idea that family is what you make it, regardless of actually sharing blood relation.

She babusuka children but she was to old to conceive. Oct 17, Monalisa Johnson-brown added it Shelves: However, she is not evil and she would like a grandchild to love and nurture.

I would recommend this book to young readers and those who love fairy tales like I do. And as she watches the babushkas of the village delight in their grandchildren, she longs for a grandchild of her own. The book would be an excellent addition to a Character Counts curriculum.

Why use Baba Yaga and not some generic invented witch? Her storytelling is magic and her illustrations are very recognizable and often very expressive. She went back to where she came from and the little boy got lost in the wo This is about an old woman named Baba Yaga who they called a witch. The Best Books of Nov babushkx, Eugenie rated it really liked it Shelves: Little Victor is a lucky boy. Read it and I’m sure you will love it as I did! She visits as many as two hundred classrooms in a single year, babuskha only vabushka but listening to the hundreds of children that she meets.


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.

Babushka would tell Victor many kinds of old stories and fairytales about when she was younger and they formed a wonderful relationship.

In this role-reversal book, Baba Yaga is a lonely creature who lives isolated in the woods because people fear her. The traditional folk tale character babuushka Baba Yaga whom I learned about as a child, too is an ugly witch who eats children. She bagushka a way to be a surrogate grandmother. She defended the child and save him.

Nov 16, Patty rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think that young children would relate with this book on the level of grandparent to child. Beautiful and interesting illustrations bring the story of Babushka Baba Yaga to life.

The little child becomes very attached to Baba Yaga, and she loves him in return.