Luba and the Wrenby Patricia Polacco
When Luba helps a frightened wren, it promises to grant all of her wishes. "I am content, I have no wish," Luba says-at first. Then Luba's parents convince her to ask for a bigger house. After that, they want an estate, and later, they ask for a palace. With the granting of each wish Luba hopes her parents will be satisfied, but instead they only want more. Where will it end? This Russian version of The Fisherman and His Wife masterfully illustrates the rewards of simplicity and the dangers of greed.
"Polacco's freely brushed watercolors are bright with decorative borders, richly patterned clothing, and exotic onion domes." (Booklist)
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In this book Patricia Polacco teaches you that you can still be happy when you don¿t have everything. Luba and the Wren takes place in old time Russia. One day when Luba was walking through the forest looking for mushrooms, she came upon a wren caught in a net and Luba untangled it. Since she saved the wren¿s life, it granted her a wish. Luba said she had no wish. When Luba got home she told her parents about the wren. Her parents told her to go back five times for the wren to give them a wish and soon they were the Gods of all Russia. Her parents were very mean and the wren knew Luba was unhappy, so the wren changed everything back to normal. Then, Luba was happy. This book makes me have a different perspective on things by appreciating things even if they are simple.
This story is about a young Russian girl. Her family is very poor. They lived in a ¿dacha¿¿ and run a small farm. One day Luba came across a wren trapped in a fowler¿s net. She helps the little wren and learns that the wren is enchanted. The bird offers to grant any wishes she has. I think this book is very detailed. I recommend this book to people all ages.