The Butterfly by Patricia PolaccoSince the Tall Boots--the Nazis--have marched into Moniques small French village, terrorizing it, nothing surprises her. Until the night Monique encounters the little ghost sitting at the end of her bed. When she turns out to be--not a ghost at all--but a young girl named Sevrine, who has been hiding from the Nazis in Moniques own basement, how could Monique not be surprised! Playing upstairs after dark, the two become friends until, in a terrifying moment, they are discovered, sending both of their families into a nighttime flight.
In the tradition of Pink and Say, Patricia Polacco once again dips into her own familys history to reveal her Aunt Moniques true story of friendship from the French Resistance.
Patricia Polacco Reads Thunder Cakes
Ever since the Nazis marched into Monique's small French village, terrorizing it, nothing surprises her, until the night Monique encounters the little ghost sitting at the end of her bed. She turns out to be a girl named Sevrine, who has been hiding from the Nazis in Monique's basement. Playing after dark, the two become friends, until, in a terrifying moment, they are discovered, sending both of their families into a nighttime flight. Find More Great Books Here. About the Book. Other Books in "Courage". Saint George and the Dragon.
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Baba Yaga, the feared but misunderstood witch who rules the forest, disguises herself so that she can experience the joys of a grandmother just like the village babushkas. Others learn that appearances and rumor are not the way to judge a person — even a witch. When Natasha visits her grandmother, Babushka lets her play with a very special doll. The demanding child quickly learns that having demands made by someone else can be very trying indeed! Natasha behaves differently upon Babushka's return in this imaginative, handsomely illustrated tale that gently teaches.
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Her mother was a Jewish immigrant from Russia and the Ukraine. Her mother was a school teacher and her father was a salesman. Her grandmother, or babushka in Russian, is also a character in several of her books. It was in , when Patricia was five years old, that her grandmother died. The family of three, then moved to Oakland, California. Elementary school was a hard time for Patricia, especially in reading and writing.