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The Talking Eggs

Author: Robert D. San Souci

Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Narrator: Danny Glover

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Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

Character and Values, Manners and Conduct, Just Rewards, Magic and Supernatural, Siblings

About This Book

This 1989 Caldecott Honor Book retells a Creole folktale about two sisters whose distinctly different personalities affect the outcome of their lives.


Rose, the oldest sister, is rude, cruel, and demands to have her way all the time. She refuses to do housework or care for her mother. But gentle Blanche gladly does what she is told and tries her best to be kind to others. When Blanche meets an old woman with supernatural abilities, her life changes, and the discovery of a chicken house of talking eggs filled with treasures of gold, jewels, silver, and fine dresses changes it even more. But what will become of the greedy Rose?

Pinkney's rich watercolor illustrations depict a Louisiana landscape in the 19th century, a perfect setting for the magical wonders of Blanche's new world. This story is an appealing choice for children just learning to read.

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