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Granite Baby by Lynne Bertrand

Granite Baby

by Lynne Bertrand

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This is a charming book. The story line is simple, and engaging. The illustrations are humorous, colorful and a perfect accompaniment to this simple tall tale or folk tale. Residents of New Hampshire, as well as Maine and Vermont would be particularly interested in this book.

This picture book would be a nice addition to a unit on New Hampshire folklore. It also would work well in a New England study of folk tales. It could have a place in a class studying folk tales in general. It would be interesting to investigate whether or not the five sisters in the book actually have a place in New Hampshire folklore in the Granite Mountains. ( )
  mcintorino | Feb 9, 2017 |
A story of five extraordinary sisters with supernatural abilities working in New Hampshire with newly discovered granite. One of the sisters was such a great stonecutter that she was able to make a real-live baby out of granite. None of them know how to care for a baby however and the story shows all the silly things they try to make him happy. A little girl from the valley comes to them and offers her help and saves the entire state from his loud crying by soothing him with things a baby needs.
The story is very silly but entertaining. ( )
  kryoung1 | Apr 22, 2014 |
This book is about five giants siters that have special abilities, such as, being able to twista river like a rag, whittling wood, and carving anything out of granite mountains. One day they carve a real live baby out of granite and they instantly love it. But they baby will not stop crying for most of the book because they are so large and the baby is only the size of one of their nails. At the end the baby is given to a normal sized girl and shared with the giant sisters and her. ( )
  HopeMiller123 | Feb 7, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374327610, Hardcover)

Five giant sisters meet their match in one tiny baby!

Back when folks first discovered granite, five burly sisters ruled the mountains of New Hampshire. No problem was too big for those women. But when one sister carves a real live baby out of granite, a big problem appears that is, you might say, too small.
Lil Fella wailed so much that no one north of the Kancamagus Highway could eat, sleep, or plow. "Do something!" everyone demanded. But what? The five gals, who are strong enough to move mountains, are flummoxed . . . until a young backwoods girl named Nellie offers a small, simple suggestion.

With its droll humor and inventive, witty pictures, this uproarious tall tale is a true original - one not to be missed.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:01 -0400)

Five talented New Hampshire sisters try to care for a baby that one of them has carved out of granite.

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