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Last week I finished up Egg & Spoon. I told my students I wasn't even sure where to begin explaining that beautiful book. There is the Russian fairy tales that are woven in, Baba Yaga for example. There is the peasant girl and a girl from a noble family. There is the Tsar, the egg, the talking cat. My head was spinning.
By the end, I loved the book. The first half, I only liked it. I absolutely grew more attached as I read. A good lesson for my students, and for me.
I also read a beautiful book of Christmas Stories from Cynthia Rylant that Margie Myers-Culver sent me. Thanks, Margie!
This week I’m reading an ARC from NCTE. Five days until break and then I will begin holiday #bookaday!