The Story Of The Easter Bunny

The Story Of The Easter Bunny

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A New York Times bestseller!

Everyone knows who the Easter Bunny is. Each year, he comes with a basket of painted eggs and chocolates for children. But not everybody knows where he comes from. On a snow-cold day in a snug little house... So begins the true story of the Easter Bunny!

With gorgeous and peaceful art, this fresh, innovative story describes how one little rabbit became a legend. The perfect addition to Easter baskets!

Also available in board book for little readers.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 223 x 225 x 9mm | 308g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 006050711X
  • 9780060507114
  • 212,602

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Everyone knows that the Easter Bunny comes every year with a basket of painted eggs andchocolates. But who is the Easter Bunny, and what is his story?

On a snow-cold day in a snug little house ... So begins the true story of the Easter Bunny.

A little white rabbit watches and helps an old couple make chocolate and paint Easter eggs. As each year passes, the little white rabbit helps out a little bit more until he becomes the Easter Bunny, with the help of a few furry friends.

Katherine Tegen has fashioned an original tale that explains the origin of one of childhood's favorite legends. Delicate and marvelously detailed paintings make this magical story completely believable.

--School Library Journal
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Back cover copy

Everyone knows that the Easter Bunny comes every year with a basket of painted eggs andchocolates. But who is the Easter Bunny, and what is his story?

On a snow-cold day in a snug little house ... So begins the true story of the Easter Bunny.

A little white rabbit watches and helps an old couple make chocolate and paint Easter eggs. As each year passes, the little white rabbit helps out a little bit more until he becomes the Easter Bunny, with the help of a few furry friends.

Katherine Tegen has fashioned an original tale that explains the origin of one of childhood's favorite legends. Delicate and marvelously detailed paintings make this magical story completely believable.
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Review quote

"This is a charming and heartfelt story about a rabbit helping an elderly couple as they make beautiful eggs for the children of their village each year" (from the article "Egg-cellent Book Gifts for Your Little Bunny's Easter Basket").--Brightly "Charming tale...as lovely and inviting as a sugar egg."--Booklist "Gracefully told...Full of details that young readers will enjoy spotting."--Kirkus Reviews "Tender and imaginitve...A neatly crafted small fable...Likely to have cross-generational appeal for sharing."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Text teems with sensory details...Visually splendid story...for holiday sharing."--School Library Journal "Told with child-like wonder."--Publishers Weekly "Beautifully illustrated in muted tones and a classic fairytale style."--San Francisco Chronicle
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About Katherine Tegen

Katherine Tegen has been writing stories since she was ten years old. She has always loved celebrating holidays and anything to do with magic. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Story of the Easter Bunny, illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert and praised by School Library Journal "This visually splendid story with folktale rhythms makes a good choice for holiday sharing." She lives in New York City.

Sally Anne Lambert has illustrated a number of children's books, including The Story of the Easter Bunny and The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen; Gator Gumbo: A Spicy-Hot Tale by Candace Fleming; and Barkus, Sly and the Golden Egg by Angela McAllister. Ms. Lambert lives in Liverpool, England. You can visit her online at www.sallyannelambert.com.
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225 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 31% (70)
4 28% (62)
3 34% (76)
2 4% (10)
1 3% (7)
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