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Baboushka and the three kings. by Ruth Robbins

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Published by Parnassus Press in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Folklore -- Soviet Union -- Juvenile literature,
  • Christmas -- Juvenile fiction

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About the Edition

An old woman who was too busy to travel with the Wise Men to find the Child now searches endlessly for Him each Christmas season.

Edition Notes

StatementIllustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov. Adapted from a Russian folk tale.
GenreJuvenile literature, Juvenile fiction
ContributionsSanks, Mary Clement., Sidjakov, Nicolas.
The Physical Object
Pagination[28] p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23249164M

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Baboushka and the Three Kings is a Caldecott Medal award winning book written by Ruth Robbins along with illustrations by Nicolas Sidjakov and it is about how an old woman named Baboushka meets up with the three kings who asked her if she would accompanied them to witness the birth of Jesus/5.   Baboushka and the Three Kings won the Caldecott medal as the best illustrated American children's book in Stylistically, these images will remind you of stained glass windows and the abstraction of Egyptian murals with Byzantine faces. The pages are done in five colors only (black plus blue, yellow, an orange-red, and green)/5(5). The first was Baboushka and the Three Kings, retelling the "Russian folktale about an old woman's endless search for the Christ child". For that work he received the annual Caldecott Medal from the American Library Association in , as illustrator of the previous year's "most distinguished American picture book for children". Baboushka and the Three Kings claims to be "adapted from a Russian folktale," but the truth is, there is nothing remotely Russian about it (the illustrator, Nicolas Sidjakov, is a Latvian-born American.) Baboushka's claim to be a Russian legend can be traced back to a poem by Edith M. Thomas in The original old woman who turns away three wise men is actually the Italian La Befana.

  The story is an Italian legend about a woman that serves as a sort of Santa Claus for the children of Italy. A lovely book. Can't recommend it enough. Anywho, I read and reviewed that puppy and then set about reading some more Caldecott winning picture books. Imagine my surprise when I discovered "Baboushka and the Three Kings"/5(16). Baboushka is an old woman who lives a simple life in Russia. One cold winter night, three lavishly dressed wise men appear at her door. After she offers them shelter from the cold they embark on a quest to find the Christ child. Explore classroom activities, puzzles, teacher resources and enrichment pdfs for this book. WELCOME, LET THE FUN BEGIN! Get e-Books "A Tale Of Three Kings" on Pdf, ePub, Tuebl, Mobi and Audiobook for are more than 1 Million Books that have been enjoyed by people from all over the world. Always update books hourly, if not looking, search in the book .   Baboushka's story is retold here with beauty and warmth. When the three kings ask the old woman to join them in their search for the Child, she declines because her day's work is not finished. In vain, she tries to follow them the next day. Since that distant time, Baboushka has continued her endless search for the :

Get this from a library! Baboushka and the three kings. [Ruth Robbins; Nicolas Sidjakov; Mary Clement Sanks; Edith Matilda Thomas; Parnassus Press,; Hogan-Kaus Lithograph Company,] -- An old woman who was too busy to travel with the Wise Men to find the Child now searches endlessly for Him each Christmas season. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Baboushka and the three kings by Ruth Robbins, , Parnassus Press edition, in English Baboushka and the three kings ( edition) | Open Library. Ruth Robbins is the author of Baboushka and the Three Kings and the illustrator of Wild Animals of the Far West and Stories California Indians Told. She lives with her husband, Herman Schein, and son, Steven, in Berkeley, California. Nicolas Sidjakov began his art career in Switzerland and Paris/5(11).   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Baboushka and the Three Kings by Ruth Robbins; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Christmas, Fiction, Folklore; Places: Russia.