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Story Time in the Gallery
Saturday, July 16 from 10:30 am - 11:00 amFREE
Every third Saturday of the month, TMORA hosts a free story time for families and kids in one of the galleries of the Museum. Enjoy investigating art together, listening to a story, and exploring the Museum using a Seek and Find gallery hunt. Each family that is registered for story time will take one copy of the book home with them for free!
Saturday, July 16 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM
- Recommended for ages 7-9, but all are welcome!
- FREE | Pre-registration for children is required. *Each story time session will be limited to 25 children.
- Free admission for parents/guardians as well.
- There is free parking across the street (Diamond Lake Road) in the Mayflower Church parking lot.
This month’s featured book:
Babushka Baba Yaga
by Patricia Polacco
In truth, Baba Yaga was kind, and very lonely. And as she watches the babushkas of the village delight in their grandchildren, she longs for a grandchild of her own.
Then she has an idea: She will be a babushka instead of a Baba Yaga. She dresses herself up as a kindly grandmother and enters the village. When she comes across a young woman and her grandmotherless son, they adopt her as their very own babushka, and as the days pass, Baba Yaga and the boy, Victor, grow to love each other very much.
Until one day, Victor hears stories of the horrible, wicked Baba Yaga, and she knows that she must go back to the woods before the child finds out who she really is.
Legend would have Baba Yaga evil and unkind, but in Patricia Polacco’s version of this Russian folktale, enlivened by her rich, vibrant art, we are reminded to judge not by rumor and appearance, but by what we know in our own hearts to be true.
“Kids will respond to the joyful story of the outsider who gets to join in, and Polacco’s richly patterned paintings of Russian peasant life on the edge of the woods are full of light and color.” — Booklist
“A warm, lively tale, neatly mixing new and old and illustrated with Polacco’s usual energetic action, bright folk patterns, and affectionate characterizations.” –Kirkus Reviews
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number ARPML-250492-OMLS-22.
Este proyecto ha sido posible en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas, ARPML-250492-OMLS-22.