The Egg Tree


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One Easter morning, Katy and Carl went on an Easter egg hunt through Grandmom’s house. Katy couldn’t find anything until she went up to the attic. And there she discovered a very special set of eggs…

Grandmom had painted them when she was a little girl. And now, she hung them from the branches of a tiny tree -an egg tree! So began a very special Easter tradition.

1951 Caldecott Winner

MyGreatestChild’s Review

This is a lovely story of a Pennsylvania Dutch family. The children are waiting for the Easter bunny to come, then hunting for eggs. Katy is sad because she can not find any of the eggs…until she goes to the attic and discovers eggs her grandmom painted years before. The cousins all paint eggs and create an egg tree…a beautiful egg tree that the community wants to see. This would be a great read aloud to tie into an art project of painting wooden eggs.

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Katherine Milhous