Easter Eggs for Anya: A Ukrainian Celebration of New Life in Christ (Traditions of Faith from Around the World)

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A Ukrainian Celebration of New Life in Christ Children love coloring Easter eggs, and here's a story to explain one of the origins of this tradition. In early nineteenth-century Ukraine, Christians celebrated Easter by exchanging colorful, hand-decorated pysanky eggs---but with Papa away at the war and Mama struggling to make ends meet, Anya's family was too poor to buy eggs to decorate one year. That is, until Anya discovered an abandoned nest of goose eggs and began planning an Easter surprise for her family. But God had an even better surprise in store, and when the eggs unexpectedly began to hatch, Anya learned what the Easter story teaches: spring brings gifts of myriad new beginnings, just as the risen Christ gave the gift of new life to us all. Each Traditions of Faith book features a story of how significant Christian traditions emerged in cultures around the world, with a note about the origin and history of the tradition, and offers ideas and activities each family can adopt as its own.

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Virginia Kroll is the author of over fifty books for children and winner of a 2004 Children's choice award. A former elementary school teacher, she lives in New York with her husband and has raised six children of her own.

Sally Wern Comport's thoughtful, conceptual illustrations have been seen nationally for editorial, advertising and institutional clients for over fifteen years. A 1976 graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design she began her career as a Art Director at several agencies before beginning full time illustration in 1983. Since then, her work has received numerous honors including The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, How Magazine, and many Addy awards. Sally's impressive lient list includes American Express Bank, Northern Trust Bank, Chase Bank, Canadian Imperial Banking Corporation, U.S. News and World Report, The American Dental Association, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Rodale Press, Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins, Kraft, Microsoft, Tenneco, Monsanto, UPS, and IBM, and scores more. Her artwork has been included in several permanent collections, including Women Illustrators from the permanent collection o?

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'Featuring lots of springy pinks and greens, make readers feel like they are peeking into a pastel scrapbook from another time.' -- Publisher's Weekly

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