A Tale for Easter

Tasha Tudor, Author, Tasha Tudor, Illustrator
Tasha Tudor, Author, Tasha Tudor, Illustrator Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing $12.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-689-82844-7
Reviewed on: 02/01/2001
Release date: 02/01/2001
Hardcover - 978-0-8098-1008-6
Hardcover - 35 pages - 978-0-394-84404-6
Hardcover - 33 pages - 978-0-394-94404-3
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-1-4424-8202-9
Board Books - 34 pages - 978-1-4424-8857-1
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-689-86694-4
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-88066-4
Portable Document Format (PDF) - 40 pages - 978-1-4424-7173-3
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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.)
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