Babushka Baba Yaga, Boat Ride with Lillian Two Blossom, Pink & Say, and Chicken Sundayby Patricia Polacco
"We collect things and memories and store them lovingly in the recesses of our souls ... only to be brought out into the sunlight by telling about them over and over again." - Patricia Polacco
This guide is designed to assist teachers, librarians, and parents in promoting educational fun among primary readers. The suggestions offered in this guide will not only help children enjoy reading, they will also help them retain new information related to each of the stories.
The books included in this guide were chosen because of their positive themes and their ability to engage the child's imagination and natural curiosity. Each book is listed separately, with suggested vocabulary, topics, themes, and activities.
- Babushka Baba Yaga
The villagers are afraid of Baba Yaga, so the legendary creature disguises herself as an old woman in order to know the joys of being a grandmother.
- Boat Ride with Lillian Two Blossom
A mysterious Indian woman takes William and Mabel on a strange boat ride and answers their questions about the wind, the rain, and the changing sky.
Myths and legends
- Pink & Say
Say Curtis describes his relationship with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops.
The Civil War
- Chicken Sunday
To thank Miss Eula for her wonderful Sunday chicken dinners, the children sell decorated eggs to make money to buy her a beautiful Easter hat.