Author: Catherine Flores

Category: Children and Middle Grade

Regular price: $2.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: February 14, 2021

Deal ends: February 14, 2021

Description:

A beautifully illustrated book, with a magnificent story that children and tweens will love.Babushka wants to find out the meaning of life so she sends her bodies out of the forest and into the world to search for answers. WHAT IS A BABUSHKA?The babushka doll, also known as a matryoshka or Russian nesting doll, is a traditional Russian toy first made over 100 years ago. The doll has come to symbolise Russian folk culture, as well as the complex and beautiful layers of women. Babushka dolls are made of wood and painted in bright colours and patterns. Each babushka is comprised of many round dolls, each a little smaller than the last. They separate at the middle so that each doll can be placed inside the one before it. There are some babushka dolls with as many as fifty dolls nested inside. This is the story of one very special babushka doll and her five bodies.There was the outermost body, Antonia. She was pure beauty. Everyone who saw her admired her good looks. Beneath that body of beauty hid Loretta, who was richly adorned. She wore gold ornaments, and her green robe was decorated with many different gems that glittered like the ocean on a sunny day Hidden within the rich body was Paula, the body that held all Babushka’s talents. Whatever Paula did, she was sure to succeed. She knew how to work and always did so with joy and determination. Within the talented body was Viola, the body of wisdom. Viola knew a lot about the world and learned very quickly. She was always full of brilliant ideas and had clever solutions for every problem. The last body, the smallest of all, was Mary, the embodiment of love. Mary had a warm and compassionate heart and was very helpful. She could dry tears and mend broken hearts. Reading this book, your child will learn about:– The value of friendship and love. – That financial wealth alone cannot make someone happy. – Not to judge outer appearance. – To recognize their value and much more