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Bateson-Hill, Margaret ; ill. by Anne Wilson.
New York : Zero to Ten Limited, 2000.
IL K-3  RL 2.7
ISBN 1840891343

Masha lives on a small farm in Russia.  One of Masha's chores is to collect the eggs.  She loves the feel of the smooth shells and her mother encourages her to learn to paint the eggs.  Masha quickly learns how to paint the eggs and really enjoys doing it.  One day when Masha is in the forest, she meets a lovely Firebird.  The Firebird is afraid that the evil Baba Yaga will steal the four eggs that represent the world and will be able to rule the world.  The Firebird asks Masha to paint the eggs so Bab Yaga can't find them.  The first egg represents Earth.  Masha does such a fine job, the Firebird asks her to paint the next egg.  When she is finished with the last egg, something awful happens.  Masha's mother accidently sells the egg to Baba Yaga.  Will Masha be able to get the egg back?  Find out in MASHA AND THE FIREBIRD by Margaret Bateson-Hill. ll.

SUBJECTS:      Egg decoration -- Fiction.
                        Baba Yaga (Legendary character) -- Fiction.


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