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Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
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Chicken Sunday (edition 1998)

by Patricia Polacco (Author)

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To thank Miss Eula for her wonderful Sunday chicken dinners, three children sell decorated eggs to buy her a beautiful Easter hat.
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Title:Chicken Sunday
Authors:Patricia Polacco (Author)
Info:Puffin Books (1998), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages
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After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a
young Russian American girl and her African American brothers' determine to buy their
gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat. But their good intentions are misunderstood, until
they discover just the right way to pay for the hat that Eula's had her eye on.
A loving family story woven from the author's childhood.

Patricia Polacco was born on July 11th, 1944 in Lansing, Michigan.
Her mother’s family were Jewish immigrants from Russia and
The Ukraine. Her father's people were from The County of Limerick in Ireland.
Both cultures valued and kept their history alive by storytelling.
  CarrieFortuneLibrary | Sep 9, 2022 |
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After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers' determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat. But their good intentions are misunderstood, until they discover just the right way to pay for the hat that Eula's had her eye on. A loving family story woven from the author's childhood.
  NativityPeaceLibrary | May 29, 2022 |
"Drawing on her Oakland childhood, Polacco tells a wonderful story about helping her beat friends get an Easter hat for "gramma." Unlike the narrator, Miss Eula and her two grandsons are Baptists; they're also, in Polacco's vibrantly individual pictorial characterizations, African-Americans. But because of "a solemn ceremony we had performed in their backyard," Stewart and Winston are her brothers; and since "my babushka had died," she also thinks of Miss Eula as her gamma. Hoping to earn the hat Miss Eula admires, the three approach old Mr. Kodinski at the hat shop, only to be angrily mistaken for the vandals who've just hurled eggs at his door. But dismay changes to hope with the idea of making Kodinski some beautifully decorated Pysanky eggs as a peace offering. Deeply touched, as much by their "chutzpah" as by the reminder of his Ukrainian homeland, Kodinski lets them sell additional eggs in his shop—and then presents the lovely hat to Miss Eula as a gift. Polacco has outdone herself in these joyful, energetic illustrations, her vibrant colors even richer and more intense than usual, while authentic details—real photos of Miss Eula's family, a samovar and devotional pictures in her own home, even the creative disarray of telephone wires on the dedication page—enhance the interest. A unique piece of Americana, as generously warm as Miss Eula herself, with her glorious singing voice "like slow thunder and sweet rain." (Picture book. 4-9)" mA Kirkus Starred Review, www.kirkusreviews.com
  CDJLibrary | Sep 28, 2021 |
After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers' determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat.
  riselibrary_CSUC | Sep 8, 2021 |
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To Stewart Grinnell Washington, with love
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Stewart and Winston were my neighbors.
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To thank Miss Eula for her wonderful Sunday chicken dinners, three children sell decorated eggs to buy her a beautiful Easter hat.

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: From 6 Years to 9 Years

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: From First Grade to Fourth Grade

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: 3.7 - Lower Grades (K-3)
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