Babushka Baba Yaga

Babushka Baba Yaga➵ [Reading] ➷ Babushka Baba Yaga By Patricia Polacco ➪ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk She was the last of her kind A creature of legends A being of the forest AAnd stories were told of her stories of the terrible, horrible Baba YagaIn truth, Baba Yaga was kind, and very lonely And as s She was the last of her kind A creature of legends A being of the forest AAnd stories were told of her stories of the terrible, horrible Baba YagaIn truth, Baba Yaga was kind, and very lonely And as she watches the babushkas of the village delight in their grandchildren, she longs for a grandchild of her ownThen she has an idea She will be a babushka instead of a Baba Yaga She dresses herself up as a kindly grandmother and enters the village When she comes across a young Babushka Baba Kindle - woman and her grandmotherless son, they adopt her as their very own babushka, and as the days pass, Baba Yaga and the boy, Victor, grow to love each other very muchUntil 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 isLegend would have Baba Yaga evil and unkind, but in Patricia Polacco s version of this Russian folktale, enlivened by her rich, vibrant art, we are reminded to judge not by rumor and appearance, but by what we know in our own hearts to be true. Darn I just hate books where wolves are made out as they are in many fairy tales, and this is a sort of fairy tale as aggressive against humans and as vicious bad evil Unfortunately, that s what happens in a part of this story.The rest of the message is lovely, especially knowing from reading other Polacco books, how much she treasured her relationship with her grandmother.This is the story of a creature who is loathed and feared, yet who is actually lonely and has strong maternal feelings Darn I just hate books where wolves are made out as they are in many fairy tales, and this is a sort of fairy tale as aggressive against humans and as vicious bad evil Unfortunately, that s what happens in a part of this story.The rest of the message is lovely, especially knowing from reading other Polacco books, how much she treasured her relationship with her grandmother.This is the story of a creature who is loathed and feared, yet who is actually lonely and has strong maternal feelings and yearns for a relationship with a child She finds a way to be a surrogate grandmother The story s meaning is captured by a line toward the end of the book Those who judge one another on what they hear or see, and not on what they know of them in their hearts, are fools indeed I appreciated how Russian words are interspersed throughout the story, and the illustrations were very special intricate and colorful and in an interesting style My favorite illustration was the picture of Babushka Baba Yaga planning her makeover, dipping her finger in the water, surrounded by the forest animals and the borrowed real babushkas clothes.Polacco dedicates this book to the fifty American school children who went to art camp with her in Russia in the summer of 1989 that must have been an enriching experience for all That towering figure of Russian folklore, Baba Yaga sometime witch, sometime forest spirit, who goes flying through the air on her mortar, who lives in a chicken footed house, and who, despite her reputation as a devourer of children, has been known to dispense aid upon occasion to the worthy see the story ofVassilisa the Beautifulfor one example is here domesticated, and transformed into a lonely old woman who longs for a grandchild to love Stealing some human clothing, and disguis That towering figure of Russian folklore, Baba Yaga sometime witch, sometime forest spirit, who goes flying through the air on her mortar, who lives in a chicken footed house, and who, despite her reputation as a devourer of children, has been known to dispense aid upon occasion to the worthy see the story ofVassilisa the Beautifulfor one example is here domesticated, and transformed into a lonely old woman who longs for a grandchild to love Stealing some human clothing, and disguising herself as one of the villagers, Baba Yaga discovers that Natasha and Victor a young mother and child on their own are in need of a babushka, and she immediately steps in, becoming an important part of their lives But when story time reveals just what the villagers think of her of the real her Baba Yaga flees back to the forest, before Victor can find out who she truly is Will Babushka Baba Yaga ever be reunited with her new found family Although I have nothing to say against the moral Patricia Polacco seeks to inculcate in her young readers, with this revisionist taleThose who judge one another on what they hear or see, and not on what they know of them in their hearts, are fools indeeddeclares one old woman, after the happy reunion of Baba Yaga and Victor I wish she has used some other folk figure to illustrate it Baba Yaga is meant to be fearsome, but also ambiguous She s a villain except when she isn t, and is helping sometimes reluctantly the hero and or heroine She s the figure of the old woman, both feared and respected a figure of power dangerous, but not always adversarial To make her into a cozy old grandmother a character whose sole desire is to be involved with child rearing is like a slap in the face, whether Polacco intended it or not, to all those readers, of whatever gender, who need to see a range of feminine characters in their stories.I m really quite surprised that Polacco a prolific picture book author and artist whose work, even when not a personal favorite, is usually of high quality misjudged this one so badly A real disappointment, I m sorry to say I loved that this is an original story of the Russian witch in which she is of another character than the one most know her by The story is charming because it is about the iconic Russian babushka ladies and an undercover incognito Baba Yaga. I enjoyed this Baba Yaga retelling a lot It s very different than all the others I ve read in that Baba Yaga is not made out to be a mean witch but instead is a nurturing woman who loves children In the book you experience things in the same way she does Her acceptance into society, her growing love for the child she cares for and then her hurt and anger once she hears the stories told by the villagers about Baba Yaga the witch This is a great twist on an old tale Baba Yaga s altered person I enjoyed this Baba Yaga retelling a lot It s very different than all the others I ve read in that Baba Yaga is not made out to be a mean witch but instead is a nurturing woman who loves children In the book you experience things in the same way she does Her acceptance into society, her growing love for the child she cares for and then her hurt and anger once she hears the stories told by the villagers about Baba Yaga the witch This is a great twist on an old tale Baba Yaga s altered personality is refreshing It s nice to hear the story told from her POV I m not sure how I feel about this story Do children enjoy it Or does it target adults A young single mother takes a stranger into her home to care for her child Hmm Wolves are evil with yellow burning eyes, and they attack children Not again And as for Baba Yaga I m not familiar with the Slavic tales of Baba Yaga According to Wikipedia, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being or one of a trio of sisters of the same name who appears as a deformed and or ferocious looking woman If she alr I m not sure how I feel about this story Do children enjoy it Or does it target adults A young single mother takes a stranger into her home to care for her child Hmm Wolves are evil with yellow burning eyes, and they attack children Not again And as for Baba Yaga I m not familiar with the Slavic tales of Baba Yaga According to Wikipedia, Baba Yaga is a supernatural being or one of a trio of sisters of the same name who appears as a deformed and or ferocious looking woman If she already has a strong persona defined thru generations of folktales, should her character be changed The transformation into a kindly grandmother seems rather drastic Polacco turns the Baba Yaga myth on its head, presenting an old, lonely forest fairy spirit woman who has been viciously slandered by the folk tales of her, and really just wants to love and be loved.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.An excellent retelling of the myth, with just the right amount of sweetness, love and danger mixed to make a great story. This book was given to me at the start of one summer by a Russian girl who had joined my kindergarten class before Christmas just days after she was adopted by an American family from an orphanageHer first English words were Santa Claus and Mack Donnals I kiss your eyes Preread this in preparation for use in a classroom setting I have a group of kids who have read lots of Russian fairy tales in the last few months, and was looking for a modern retelling I love this new look at Baba Yaga, with mentions of the Firebird and Ivan Tsarevich Beautiful message at the end, too. Beautiful story and illustrations from one of Michigan s finest. Oh, I want to be a babushka What a sweet story A little implausible, but shares the hope against prejudice that youngsters need in some of their stories.

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Babushka Baba Yaga
  • Patricia Polacco
  • English
  • 01 February 2018
  • 0399225315