Babushka Baba Yaga

Babushka Baba Yaga 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 Yaga In truth Baba Yaga was kind and very lonely And as

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 Yaga.In 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 own.Then she has an idea She will be a babushka insteaShe 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 Yaga.In 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 own.Then 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 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 much.Until 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 is.Legend 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.
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  • Lisa Vegan says:

    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 fe [...]

  • Megan (ReadingRover) says:

    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 [...]

  • Kara says:

    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.

  • Rebecca says:

    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

  • Aleksandra says:

    The traditional folk tale character of Baba Yaga (whom I learned about as a child, too) is an ugly witch who eats children. In this role-reversal book, Baba Yaga is a lonely creature who lives isolated in the woods because people fear her. However, she is not evil and she would like a grandchild to love and nurture. One day, she steals some clothes from a clothesline and disguises herself as a babushka (grandmother.) She follows a single mother and offers to take care of her son (Victor) when sh [...]

  • Marina Minina says:

    In this book Baba Yaga is represented as Babushka. The story starts with the explanation of her loneliness because she lives alone and other babushkas avoid her because they consider her an evil creature. Baba Yaga wants to have a grandson and comes to one house to live with them and help with a child named by Victor free of charge. She loves Victor and spends all of time in the forest with him. One day she has to leave him with tears in her eyes. Later Victor comes to the forest missing his new [...]

  • Rachel Keller says:

    The overall story of Baba Yaga is so captivating. She is a misunderstood person, last of her kind, who only wants to find community and family again. She is so endearing! In this story, her watching from afar, of the babushkas and their grandchildren, makes her all the more heart-breaking and lovable. I love the detail in the artwork, the intricate things that make baba yaga, the forrest, and the fairies, come to life. Their long, thin extremities, pointed ears, yet rosy cheeks are just the righ [...]

  • Meredith says:

    Just terrible. This is a New Age re-envisioning of Baba Yaga as not the wicked witch of Russian folklore but a poor misunderstood creature who radiates the moral "Don't judge by appearances." I understand that the author is making the point that the wicked witch stereotype like all stereotypes is an oversimplified caricature that doesn't capture the nuanced complexities of life and can be incredibly hurtful. That is a great moral for a children's story; however, appropriating such a crucial char [...]

  • Eugenie says:

    NY,Philomel Books, 1993This is a Russian folktale by Patricia Polacco. Polacco writes of a well known Russian legend, the Baba Yaga. Legend told that this forest being was wicked and evil. As the story unfolds the Baba Yaga reveals herself to be loving and kind. Polacco teaches a wonderful lesson on the importance of not judging others by gossip, but to trust in what you know to be true in your heart. The illustrations are bright and whimsical; they guide the story along and make a nice connecti [...]

  • Linda Lipko says:

    Russian folklore tells of Baba Yaga a craggy, ugly witch with iron teeth and chicken claws for feet, and who lives deep in the wood and devours humans.Using the tale of Baba Yaga, Polacco turns the story from ugliness to beauty, from darkness to light. Watching from afar, Baba Yaga, sees women with children and grand children. Stealing clothes from the line, Baba Yaga covers her ugly body, wears a babushka and, longing to have a child to hold, Baba Yaga follows a single mother home and offers to [...]

  • Linda Lipko says:

    Russian folklore tells of Baba Yaga a craggy, ugly witch with iron teeth and chicken claws for feet, and who lives deep in the wood devouring humans should they cross her path.Using the tale of Baba Yaga, Polacco turns the story from ugliness to beauty, from darkness to light. Watching from afar, Baba Yaga, sees women with children and grand children. Stealing clothes from the line, Baba Yaga covers her ugly body, wears a babushka and, longing to have a child to hold, Baba Yaga follows a single [...]

  • Monika says:

    In this version of the traditional folk tale, 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 own. Then 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 woman and her grandmotherless son, they adopt her as their very own babushka, and as the days pass, Baba Yaga and the boy, Victo [...]

  • mg says:

    As a huge Baba Yaga fan, I have to say that I just loved this book! It's a total role reversal of the witch from the Russian folktales. It depicts Baba Yaga as someone who years for grandchildren to care for and nurture. She dresses up as a babushka (grandmother) and is taken in by a woman and her child. Just when they really grow to love each other, the other babushkas tell stories of the mean old witch Baba Yaga who eats small children. Upon hearing this story, the boy is terribly frightened, [...]

  • Natalia Lindquist says:

    Babushka Baba Yaga is about an old woman who lives all alone in a lonely forest. She sees all the Babushka’s (grandmas) with their grandchildren and wants nothing more but one of her own. She dresses up as a Babushka, goes into town, and meets a young boy named Victor. She told Victor’s mother that she would love to take care of him during the day while she went to work. Babushka would tell Victor many kinds of old stories and fairytales about when she was younger and they formed a wonderful [...]

  • Brittny Nguyen says:

    This book is a traditional tale and is geared towards around 3rd grade. Babushka Baba Yaga tells of a woman who is terribly ugly. Although no one has met this lady (Babushka Baba Yaga), there have been horrible stories of Babushka eating little children. Little do they know that Babushka loves children and wishes she could be around them. She decides to disguise herself and go into the village, eventually finding a job as a little boy's nanny. One day, Babushka hears the story how she likes to e [...]

  • Whitney Maglott says:

    This is a very interesting story about a woman, or a Baba Yaga, who really wants to be a grandmother but did not have children of her own. Because she is a Baba Yaga, the town fears her because of legions and myths. She disguises herself as a town folk and helps a mother with her child while she works, she become a part of the family. This story shows how we can have family that are not blood related and we can expand are family through others. This is a great story to be in classrooms today bec [...]

  • Victoria Pickel says:

    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. Baba Yaga falls in love with her adopted grandchild and does everything she can to show him that he is loved.This book is illustrated by the author and is done using colored pencil. The book introduces the idea that people are different and they should be accepted as they are. It also highlights the idea that family is what you make it, regardless of actually sharing blo [...]

  • Annette says:

    Unusual not my first read of a Baba Yaga who is kind and does not steal children. MI used to hear scare stories about 1920-30's children stolen from families. Granny used the story to frighten us away from the city and the gypsy camp along the river. (still played with kids our own ages always had to join the neighborhood play gang lots of King on the MNT, Kick the can down the alley, Hide and ghost seek??? Dares with sled down Devil's hill into the city. Taking candy and cookies to our school a [...]

  • Monalisa Johnson-brown says:

    This is about an old woman named Baba Yaga who they called a witch. She wanted children but she was to old to conceive. She use to admire other people and their children. The peolpe in the community did not like her. One day she decided to go to town looking like the other people. she over heard a lady wanting someone to take care of her son. Baba Yaga volunteered and she got the job. She did it for a while and then left. She went back to where she came from and the little boy got lost in the wo [...]

  • Travis says:

    I enjoyed Polacco's take on the Baba Yaga myth, having that all those horrible and terrifying things were just rumors, and that the real Baba Yaga was just the last of her kind fairy-like spirit that was lonely and wanted to have someone to love. As with most Polacco's books, there's a moral to the story--judging for yourself, not from what you've been told by others. In other words, don't listen to rumors, because rumors are often inaccurate. This version of Baba Yaga was especially heart-warmi [...]

  • Randie D. Camp, M.S. says:

    In traditional Russia folklore, Baba Yaga is a wicked creature that eats children. Polacco's story seeks to teach us that we should not judge a person based on a rumor or reputationwe should get to know them for who they are. In this variant, Baba Yaga is a lonely creature of the forest that longs to hold a child in her arms. She sees Babushkas and their grandchildren and decides that she too will be a Babushka and she does just that. Little Victor is a lucky boy. Great story and fantastical ill [...]

  • Dolly says:

    This is a wonderful tale about Russian folklore and culture, but also about the love that one person can offer and the concept of an older generation helping to bring up their grandchildren. We love Patricia Polacco's stories and read all of the ones we can find at our local library. Her storytelling is magic and her illustrations are very recognizable and often very expressive. We really enjoyed reading this story together and we will certainly look for another one of her books at the library s [...]

  • Robbie says:

    I have read quite a few of Patricia Polacco's books many times to my children over the years. She has a wonderful way with a story and I highly recommend them. I normally wouldn't put books this short on my reading list, but I've read them so many times that I figured it was time. 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 my favorites list.

  • Katie Nanney says:

    I loved this book. It reminded me of the Brothers Grimm and I am a huge fairy tale and folklore fan. I loved this Russian folktale of a creature who wanted a child but could not have one so she disguised herself as a human and went into the local village. I would recommend this book to young readers and those who love fairy tales like I do. This story about not judging people is very powerful for any age.

  • Christina says:

    Baba Yaga is a forest creature, the last of her kind. She was lonely and always admired all of the other Babushka's that loved their grandchildren so much. She had no children, and longed to love a grandchild too. She borrows some clothes off a line, and soon finds a little boy with no Babushka. She promises to love him with all her heart. It is a wonderful Russian folktale. Beautiful and interesting illustrations bring the story of Babushka Baba Yaga to life.

  • Robyn Davis says:

    This is a wonderful book; it could be used in class discussion about stereotypes. In the story, everyone expected Baba Yaga to be mean and horrible, but all she wanted was a young one to look after. This book also has many Russian terms; it would be a good book to read when discussing other cultures/countries/languages.

  • Patty says:

    Reading Level: primaryThis Russian folktale teaches a wonderful lesson to students. Students can learn that they should not judge people on what others say, but on what they know and experience. There is more to a person than his or her outward appearance. This is a very valuable lesson. The book would be an excellent addition to a Character Counts curriculum.

  • Nicole says:

    Patrica Polacco is a go-to for all teachers looking for a "safe book with a good message". Nothing too controversial here, just sweet mild-mannered book-reading entertainment. Typical Polacco.Plus, you get to say "Babushka" at least once a page, which is, let's face it, is fun for everyone involved.

  • Tracee says:

    This is such a good book, and the art-work is magnificent! I really enjoy this book. It's a little long for younger kids, but it's a really good story about how you're not supposed to judge someone on rumors you hear, but on how you know them. "She was the last of her kind. A creature of legends. A being of the forest. She ruled her woods alone."

  • Maggie Mattmiller says:

    One of the things I LOVE about Patricia Polacco's books, is that they are based on her life and experiences or true stories of people she knows. This one is not like that. And yet, it's one of my absolute favorites of hers! It's like a modern classic fairy tale! I love love loved it. Highly recommend adding it to your library. I know I will.

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