The Story of the Easter Robin

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In the center of the nest lay one perfect egg, the color of a spring sky. The father robin sat on a branch nearby, guarding his family. Tressa spotted raccoon tracks below and a blue jay eyeing the nest. “Gran, how are we going to keep the egg safe?”

“We’ll have to leave that one to the Creator,” Gran said.

Robins have built a nest on the window ledge at Grandmother’s house! Tressa is thrilled---and concerned. What will happen to the sky-blue egg laid by the mother robin? As ...

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Overview

In the center of the nest lay one perfect egg, the color of a spring sky. The father robin sat on a branch nearby, guarding his family. Tressa spotted raccoon tracks below and a blue jay eyeing the nest. “Gran, how are we going to keep the egg safe?”

“We’ll have to leave that one to the Creator,” Gran said.

Robins have built a nest on the window ledge at Grandmother’s house! Tressa is thrilled---and concerned. What will happen to the sky-blue egg laid by the mother robin? As more eggs appear, Tressa witnesses the daily drama of the robins’ nest and learns how God cares for all creatures.

Besides watching the birds, there are Easter eggs to color. And there is a very special story to hear---a tale of long ago about one small bird with a very big heart. How did the robin get its red breast? Tressa is about to find out as Gran tells her the story of the Easter robin.

Brought to life with colorful, tender illustrations, The Story of the Easter Robin will captivate and teach your child about compassion and faith.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist Ilene Cooper
Drawing from Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, this warm story incorporates intergenerational affection, religious faith, and the appeal of legends. Sturdy artwork brings all the elements together. -- Drawing from Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, this warm story incorporates intergenerational affection, religious faith, and the appeal of legends. Sturdy artwork brings all the elements together.
Publishers Weekly
During a chilly spring, Tressa is concerned about a robin's eggs, but her grandmother assures her that God will protect them. In a scene that readers might find unsettling in the context of the preceding, the two blow the “gooey insides” out of chicken eggs to make oschter-foggel (Easter birds). Tressa's grandmother then shares the Pennsylvania Dutch story of how the robin got its red breast—pulling a thorn from Jesus' forehead. A textured alternative to fluffier Easter fare. Ages 4–7. (Mar.)
Kirkus Reviews
Mackall offers a trite, heavy-handed story of a little girl named Tressa and her grandmother, who are preparing decorations for Easter as they observe a robin's nest on their windowsill. Tressa worries about the safety of the robin's eggs, and her grandmother reassures her that God watches over robins as well as sparrows. The grandmother recounts a Pennsylvania Dutch legend about a robin that sees Jesus with his crown of thorns as he is carrying his cross. The robin tries to remove a thorn stuck in Jesus's forehead, and a drop of Christ's blood turns the robin's breast a rosy red. Robins with their red breasts are thus explained as an Easter symbol of Christ's suffering. Vojtech provides attractive full-page paintings with an appealing little girl and bright-eyed robins, but the story preaches rather than entertains. (author's note) (Religion/picture book. 5-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310713319
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication date: 2/16/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 153,776
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 400 books and still can’t believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. She and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they’re blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.

Anna Vojtech has illustrated numerous books for children, including folktales and stories about nature. Anna was raised in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) - a magical place for a young girl to grow up. Since 1982 she has lived on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, with her husband and their two sons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Lovely

    Children of all ages love stories that are filled with the wonder of nature and the awe of faith. This book of easter and springtime is illustrated beautifully to match its lovely message.

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