Twelve Months

Twelve Months

Book - 2000
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"Sew, Marushka! Weave, Marushka. Chop the wood! Milk the cows! Cut the hay and stack it -- Marushka!"

The poor girl. No matter what she does or how hard she tries, Marushka can never please her cruel aunt and cousin. Determined to be rid of her, they give Marushka three impossible tasks. She must bring them fresh violets, strawberries, and apples -- in the dead of winter -- or be cast out of their home for good!
Lost and freezing, Marushka is without hope. Then she meets the twelve months of the year seated around a fire on the mountaintop. With their kind help, the impossible becomes possible. Without it? Well . . . as Marushka's greedy relatives are about to discover, that's another story.

Rafe Martin and Vladyana Langer Krykorka give this timeless Slavic tale a delightful new twist.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Stoddart, 2000
ISBN: 9780773732490
Branch Call Number: EASY 398.2 CZE TWE 2000
Characteristics: np : illus
Additional Contributors: Krykorka, Vladyana Langer
Martin, Rafe
Alternative Title: Month brothers


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Nov 29, 2017

I love everything about this book- the story (which I had never read before, as far as I know), the art, and the ending (ha!). A great book!

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