For my friends who kept asking me for a children's book list...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Sister of the Birds and Other Gypsy Tales
This book has been our companion these chilly Spring nights. As with all my kids, Charlotte is getting a healthy dose of fantasy before bed! I'm familiar with many fairy tales and fables, many of which are just variations of similar stories, but these Gypsy tales are unlike any others that I've read before. I particularly liked learning about their origin. Jerzy Ficowski was sent to Auschwitz during WWII where he met many Gypsies and after the war he travelled with them collecting their stories, songs, and poetry.
Charles Mikolaycak does the illustrations, which is how I discovered the book in the first place.
I have one husband, three children, two cats and a house full of too many books to count. I love to read, ride my bike, bake, develop my own photographs, and I've been known to neglect all housework to play with my kids.