The Talking Eggs: A Folktake from the American South
Dial Books for Young Readers
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.
Family Relationships; Family member death; Single parent; Poverty; death of a father; single mother; impoverished family; impoverished child
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
folktale; woods; eggs; lesson; fancy items
San Souci, Robert D., "The Talking Eggs: A Folktake from the American South" (1989). Diverse Families. 1333.