The story of Babushka written by Catherine Flores, illustrator Ana Beatriz Marquez, publisher ACL Creative Studio, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover, audiobook and paperback format. I would highly recommend purchasing a physical copy either in hardcover or paperback as the illustrations are truly captivating.
A beautifully illustrated book, with a magnificent story that children and tweens will love.
Babushka wants to find out the meaning of life so she sends her bodies out of the forest and into the world to search for answers.
WHAT IS A BABUSHKA?
The babushka doll, also known as a matryoshka or Russian nesting doll, is a traditional Russian toy first made over 100 years ago. The doll has come to symbolise Russian folk culture, as well as the complex and beautiful layers of women. There are some babushka dolls with as many as fifty dolls nested inside. This is the story of one very special babushka doll and her five bodies. There was the outermost body, Antonia. She was pure beauty. Everyone who saw her admired her good looks. Beneath that body of beauty hid Loretta, who was richly adorned. She wore gold ornaments, and her green robe was decorated with many different gems that glittered like the ocean on a sunny day. Hidden within the rich body was Paula, the body that held all Babushka’s talents. Whatever Paula did, she was sure to succeed. She knew how to work and always did so with joy and determination. Within the talented body was Viola, the body of wisdom. Viola knew a lot about the world and learned very quickly. She was always full of brilliant ideas and had clever solutions for every problem. The last body, the smallest of all, was Mary, the embodiment of love. Mary had a warm and compassionate heart and was very helpful. She could dry tears and mend broken hearts. Together, these bodies formed the complete Babushka.
Reading this book, you will learn about:
– The value of friendship and love.
– That financial wealth alone cannot make someone happy.
– Not to judge outer appearance.
– To recognize a person’s value and much more
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I am so pleased and honoured to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Catherine Flores novel: The Story of Babushka.
What first attracted me to this novel was the exquisite illustration on the book cover but this is nothing compared to what is inside the book. The book as a whole is stunningly beautiful with the illustrations perfectly bringing the beautiful words to life.
When my children were little I cherished reading picture books with them and I’ve kept quite a few as I still do love re-visiting these stories that held precious memories for me and my family. After reading The Story of Babushka I do believe it will become a family favourite with children of all ages and even adults will adore the ethos behind the story and will be equally enchanted.
I have admired the Russian nesting dolls for as long as I can remember but didn’t know the folk story behind them. As an adult I enjoy opening my imagination for the magic and myth of fairy stories and this is what I felt whilst reading Catherine Flores story. The story is charming, enchanting and quite thought provoking. It’s a story that would resonate for all ages reminding us of what is important in life. I know it will be a book that I will re-read for the wise words and for the beautiful illustrations. I felt comforted by this adorable book. Thank you Catherine Flores and Ana Beatriz Marquez for a great partnership in bringing this book to life.
Author Bio: Since quitting her full-time job at a branding communication agency in Zurich, Catherine has gone on to become a successful freelance designer and a children’s author. She spends most of her time on the small island of Madeira with her family, spending her time growing vegetables in her garden and working for clients from around the world.
She is currently working on the follow up to the 2020 release of “The Story Of Babushka”
YouTube Trailer – https://youtu.be/jKnDGZ2e1VY – Book Trailer
Free colouring in downloads – https://thestoryofbabushka.com/product/the-story-of-babushka-colouring-book-free-download/