The Egg Tree


The Egg Tree

Katherine Milhous

New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1950

29 pp.

Age: 3 +

Interests: Easter, crafts, country life, traditions

Katy and Carl are visiting their Grandmother on a farm for Easter. During the egg hunt with their cousins, Katy finds a box full of old decorated eggs in the attic. Grandmother has an idea of a way to display them – hanging them on a tree. The children paint their own eggs, using traditional designs. The next year their egg collection and tree is much bigger, and all the neighbours visit to see it.

A simple story about a grandmother starting a new tradition for Easter. The illustrations depict egg designs from Pennsylvania Dutch traditions.

The story is very simple and old-fashioned, though perhaps a little unexceptional. It would be a good read if you’d like to make an egg tree yourself for Easter.

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