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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    My mom read this book to me every Easter. I loved it. I was so excited to find it and read it with my daughter. As soon as we finished reading it my daughter asked if we could make an Easter Tress. A fun activity inspired from a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Cooper's Review

    The Egg Tree is a great story about a little girl's Easter morning egg-hunting experience. Though she is unsuccessful, she does uncover a wonderful Easter suprise. The little girl, and the reader, is introduced to the Pennsylvania Dutch technique of painting eggs, when she finds a cache of her grandmother's beautifully decorated eggs. The examples of folk art throughout the book are wonderful, and easily accessible for children. This book received a Caldecott Medal in 1951. For ages 4-8.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2007

    The Egg Tree

    The pictures in this book were colorful and detailed. The illustrations were well deserving of the medal. A large variety of colors were used and placed so that they captured the eye. I believe that children will really enjoy the pictures in this book. As far as the story is concerned, however, I was rather disappointed. By the title and cover I was expecting a mystery. I was hoping for a mysterious appearance by an egg tree, leaving a group of children to discover where it came from and how it got there. Instead I found a story of how a family adopted a new Easter tradition. Milhous was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Nov. 27, 1894. She and her family were Quakers and earned a living off of the printing industry. Before her death in December of 1977 Milhous had written and illustrated several books. Her most famous book was The Egg Tree. Milhous, Katherine. The Egg Tree. New York. Charles Scribner¿s Sons, 1950. Reading Level-Not Listed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2007

    an enjoyable book for children

    millhouse Katherine, The egg tree, Charles Scribner¿s sons ,new York, 1978 Katherine Milhous was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 27, 1894. She was born into a Quaker family that made its living from the printing industry in Philadelphia. When Milhous was a child, her family moved to New Jersey. Where she grew up and attended her early schooling, Milhous was disheartened by the lack of culture in the area compared to thriving Philadelphia.Milhous decided to return to the city to attend art school at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Museum of Industrial Art.Milhous¿ first illustrations appeared in books authored by Alice Dalgliesh. In 1940, her first book, Lovina, appeared. Milhous continued to publish her own children¿s books with Herodia, the Lovely Puppet in 1951.In her most famous book, The Egg Tree, Milhous paints a picture of a Pennsylvania Dutch family and their magnificent Easter celebration. This book is one of the author¿s most loving portrayals of her home state. Milhous continued to design books for fellow others and herself throughout World War II. In 1951, Milhous was awarded the Caldecott Medal for a picture book for The Egg Tree. Her use of bright tempera paints brought to life the bold borders and vibrant pages of the book. Milhous also used the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch hex designs in the colorful children¿s book. During her earlier days as an artist, Milhous also served as the head of a Federal Art Project for the Works Progress Administration. Katherine Milhous died on December 5, 1977. Two children spend their first Easter with their grandmother. They are new to the experience so they don¿t know where to look. Katy has trouble finding eggs that the rabbit hid for the children but she finds a hidden treasure. This all ows the grandmother to share a precious memory with her grandchildren. This becomes a yearly tradition shared with the world. What is the treasure she finds and what¿s is the tradition? You will have to read and find out. This book held a good meaning. It was a fun story. However it was not my most enjoyable but children could enjoy it and it could be used to share the idea of tradition, or for an art project around Easter. ¿next Easter we¿ll have a bigger tree¿ Hey kids here is fun project for you to start with your family. You can make Easter more then just hunting eggs. how? Read and find out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2006

    My Review

    The Egg Tree is the story of Katy and Carl, a brother and sister who are anxiously awaiting their first Easter Egg Hunt. When Katy spies the Easter Bunny on the grass outside of their window. ¿There¿s the rabbit! In the garden! And he¿s nibbling the flower petals.¿ She and Carl dash to wake the others and begin the hunt! Carl finds lots of eggs, but Katy doesn¿t find a single one. She begins to get discouraged, but then remembers that she hasn¿t looked in the attic. ¿Katy begins to climb the creaking stairs.¿ What Katy finds amongst the spiders and cobwebs is something that makes everyone¿s Easter one-to-remember for years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

    great book

    Shawna Wyatt Book Review The Egg Tree Authored By: Katherine Milhous This is book about easter and the art of decorating eggs. It tells you step by step in the story different techniques for decorating eggs. This would be a great book to introduce an art lesson on painting and then having all of the children decorate their own eggs. Katherine Milhous was born on November 27, 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has received many award and honors as an author and illustrator.

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