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Baba Yaga and Victor develop a relationship of a real grandma and grandson.

Goodreads is the world’s bbabushka site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Little do they know that Babushka loves children and wishes she could be around them.

She will be a babushka instead of a Baba Yaga. Dec 09, Kris rated it really liked it Shelves: This would be useful in a multicultural study, a unit on folktales, a fantasy genre study, or an author study. In this version of the traditional folk tale, Baba Yaga was kind, and very lonely.

There is more to a person than his or her outward appearance.

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I would highly recommend this book for its story, characters, and relatable elements She follows a single mother and offers to take care of her son Victor when sh The traditional folk tale character of Baba Yaga whom I learned about as a child, too is an ugly witch who eats children.


In truth, Baba Yaga was kind, and very lonely. She is both monstrous and motherly, but she is always utterly fierce.

Patrica Polacco is a go-to for all teachers looking for a “safe book with a good message”. Baba Yaga is a forest creature, the last of her kind.

Great story and fantastical In traditional Russia folklore, Baba Yaga is a wicked creature that eats children. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

When she overhears the townswomen telling the tale of the wickedness of the wooded creature, her heart breaks. 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.

Baba Yaga is a witch famous throughout Russia for eating children, but this Babushka Baba Yaga is a lonely old woman who just wants a grandchild? It also highlights the idea that family is what you make it, regardless of actually sharing gaba 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.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Unusual not my first read of a Baba Yaga who is kind and does not steal children. Upon hearing this story, the boy is terribly frightened, and Baba Yaga knows that she has to leave him before he discovers who she is. This book, Babushka Baba Yaga is my favorite, but of all the books I’ve read in my life, I would class all of these by Patricia Polacco in bbaba favorites list.


Baba Yaga is one of the central figures of Slavic folklore. As a huge Baba Yaga fan, I have to say that I just loved this book! Although this is a folk gaba, this story has real life meaning and is perfect for the classrooms today! babuska

Babushka Baba Yaga by Patricia Polacco

Buy from our partners. Polacco writes of a well known Russian legend, the Baba Yaga. Want to Read saving…. This book is illustrated by the author and is done using colored pencil. Leaving the family, she flees before the little boy becomes fearful.

A being of the forest. I kiss your eyes In the story, everyone expected Baba Yaga to be mean and horrible, but all uaga wanted was a young one to look after.

Babushka Baba Yaga

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. It depicts Baba Yaga as someone who years for grandchildren to care for and nurture. One day, Babushka hears the story how baga likes to eat little children, terrified of the story she runs back to her home in the woods.