The Talking Eggs

Written by Robert D. San Souci and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

In an adaptation of a Creole folktale, Blanche is kind, loving and patient, but her older sister Rose takes after their mean, sneaky mother. One day Blanche befriends a hideous old "aunty" on a path near her home and is rewarded with magic eggs. Of course, Rose and the girls' mother are beside themselves with envy, and Rose sets out to snag some eggs of her own. But greedy Rose's cruel nature gets her into trouble. She torments the old lady, grabs the wrong eggs and ends up "angry, sore and stung. When the magic begins, the witch takes off her head, dressed-up rabbits do the Virginia reel and eggs begin to chatter.

Age Range 4 - 8 years
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Grade Level Pre-K - 3rd
Lexile AD870L