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The Talking Eggs: A Folktake from the American South

Title

The Talking Eggs: A Folktake from the American South

Illustrator

Jerry Pinkney

Publisher

Dial Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

1989

ISBN

9780395617960

Pages

32 pages

Genre

folktale

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.

Grade Level

PK-1

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Single parent; Poverty; death of a father; single mother; impoverished family; impoverished child

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African American

Family Formation

widowed mother

LGBTQ+

none

Awards

Colorado Children's Book Award, 1991, Winner
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 1990, Honor Book, Illustrator
Delaware Diamonds, 1994, Winner
Georgia Children's Book Award, 1993, Winner, Georgia Child Picture Story Book Award
Golden Sower Award, 1992, Winner, Grades K-3
Mockingbird Award, 1990, Nominee
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1990, Honor Book
SMART Book Award, 2001, Nominee
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 1992-1993, Winner, Primary
Virginia Young Readers Program, 1993, Winner, Primary

Keywords

folktale; woods; eggs; lesson; fancy items

Diversity Impact

direct

The Talking Eggs: A Folktake from the American South

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