The Tale of Baboushka
Vendor: Lion Children's Books
Publication Date: August 16, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
The men explain that they are in search of a newborn king. Baboushka wonders whether to join them, but does not want to leave the house a mess. Only later, when she sees the star and hears angels singing does she realize she made the wrong choice. She hurries to take her own gift to the king but cannot find him. Tradition has it that she searches still and wherever she hears the sound of children in a house, she leaves a secret gift.
This traditional Christmas tale from Russia reinforces the message of "the gift of Jesus" at Christmas.