How Mama Brought the Spring

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How Mama Brought the Spring

By Fran Manushkin; Holly Berry (Illustrator)

Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525420279, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 24, 2008


One wintry morning, Mama tells Rosy a wondrous story about her own mama, Grandma Beatrice, who could bring spring to cold, cold Minsk by making magic in the kitchen. Together, mother and daughter mix batter and sing a song. Then the batter goes into the pan?pour, swirl, swizzle, FLIP! Soon Papa comes in from the cold and the family shares a special treat. (Hint: A recipe for blintzes is included!)

In this delightfully cozy tale, Holly Berry?s stunning illustrations evoke charming folk traditions and the warm magic made in Mama?s kitchen.

About the Author
Fran Manushkin has an award-winning list of children's books to her credit. She makes blintzes in her kitchen in New York City. Holly Berry's gorgeous illustrations have brought many picture books to life. She lives in Waldoboro, Maine.