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A Tale for Easter

by Tasha Tudor
     
 

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In springtime you can ride a fawn past splashing ducklings and leaping lambs in your dreams, and wake to an Easter Sunday filled with holiday treasures.

Witness the beauty of spring in Tasha Tudor's exquisite watercolor illustrations.

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In springtime you can ride a fawn past splashing ducklings and leaping lambs in your dreams, and wake to an Easter Sunday filled with holiday treasures.

Witness the beauty of spring in Tasha Tudor's exquisite watercolor illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheilah Egan
Fans of Tasha Tudor will be familiar with her delightful illustrations of days gone by, depicting many of her own memories of growing up amidst nature. The text describes a sense of wonder a-waiting Easter, “You never can tell what might happen on Easter.” She tells about having to stand still while her mother “…fits a new dress on…” As the days progress we see a little girl feeding the chickens and asking them to lay plenty of eggs. Later she dreams about meeting a “wee fawn” who takes her on a nature tour introducing tiny mice, little lambs, “Easter ducklings,” and “If you have been especially good and done nearly everything you have told, she [the fawn] will take you up, up over the misty moisty clouds, where the bluebirds dye their feathers, and the robins find the color for their eggs.” Easter morning the little girl wakes to discover that “…you are just you again. But often there are colored eggs in your shoes or in your best bonnet. Or a basket of ducklings beside your bowl of porridge. There might even be a bunny in Grandma’s rocking chair.” Tudor’s lovely drawings are the perfect accompaniment for the charming text. Together they give twenty-first century children a glimpse into the life of a nineteenth century child. Reading this one aloud will afford many opportunities for discussions of the differences in “then and now.” Reviewer: Sheilah Egan; Ages 8 mo. to 4.
Publishers Weekly
"Sentimental yet child-friendly, this book uses a second-person narration to evoke the pleasures of Easter as experienced in a long-ago rural idyll," wrote PW; this title was first published in 1941 and reissued in 2001. All ages. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tasha Tudor's 1941 A Tale for Easter is handsomely reissued in a seven-inch-square format. Sentimental yet child-friendly, the book uses a second-person narration to evoke the pleasures of Easter as experienced in a long-ago rural idyll. "On Saturday you go and ask the chickens to lay you plenty of Easter eggs," writes Tudor; a watercolor decoration of a plump hen on its nest faces a page showing an angelic girl in bonnet, frock, apron and pantaloons slightly bent over in conversation with three chickens. The girl dreams of a "wee fawn," "rabbits smoothing their sleek coats" and lambs cavorting among buttercups. ( Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
You can guess when Easter is near when Mama "makes you stand still while she fits a new dress on you" and when she makes hot cross buns on Good Friday. If you have been good all year, "you will dream the loveliest dreams" the night before Easter and Tudor describes a fantasy in which the young girl rides into the air on the back of a fawn. This nostalgic look back at a rural childhood in the early to mid-twentieth century is sweet and gentle. Tudor's illustrations of bunnies, little mice, lambs and ducklings (always as a twosome) are very appealing. This is for a child who appreciates looking at nature in a quiet tale. 2004 (orig. 1941), Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon & Schuster, Ages 4 to 7.
—Sharon Salluzzo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442488571
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
01/21/2014
Series:
Classic Board Books Series
Pages:
34
Sales rank:
492,590
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Tasha Tudor (1915–2008) was a Caldecott artist with more than ninety books to her credit. She was known across the world for her glowing watercolor depictions of the American rural scene of a century ago and for her exquisite paintings of children, flowers, and animals. Tasha Tudor was also the illustrator of A Child’s Garden of Verses, The Night Before Christmas, The Springs of Joy, A Tale for Easter, A Time to Keep, The Dolls’ Christmas, All for Love, Pumpkin Moonshine, A is for Annabelle, and 1 is One, a Caldecott Honor Book.

Tasha Tudor (1915–2008) was a Caldecott artist with more than ninety books to her credit. She was known across the world for her glowing watercolor depictions of the American rural scene of a century ago and for her exquisite paintings of children, flowers, and animals. Tasha Tudor was also the illustrator of A Child’s Garden of Verses, The Night Before Christmas, The Springs of Joy, A Tale for Easter, A Time to Keep, The Dolls’ Christmas, All for Love, Pumpkin Moonshine, A is for Annabelle, and 1 is One, a Caldecott Honor Book.

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