I’ve worked at the school for 4 years and though she has been recommending by more than one teacher, I’ve never gotten around to reading her books.
The Graves Family and The Graves Family Goes Camping appealed to me because they remind me of the Addams Family. They are a fun but odd family. I liked the stories but they weren’t the best I read tonight.
Polacco’s ancestors emigrated from Russia and kept many of their traditions through the generations. The Keeping Quilt is a little piece of many family members as well as many memories. This was a wonderful story.
My favorite book today was Babushka Baba Yaga. I know some of the folklore of Baba Yaga from reading to my students and this was a much kinder version of her. I dont know if Polacco has written more about Baba Yaga but if she has I want to read it!