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by Becky Reyher,Ruth Gannett


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This is based on a Russian folk tale. It takes place in the Ukraine

This is based on a Russian folk tale. It takes place in the Ukraine. A little girl, maybe five or six years old, is helping her parents harvest wheat. Were they upset by the book asking them to do that, or did they just seriously did not believe their mother was the most beautiful woman in the world? I picture them going, "Who are you to tell me what I'm supposed to do, book? I don't listen to books. Message: We don't love people because they're beautiful; people are beautiful because we love them.

My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World is a 1945 picture book by Becky Reyher and illustrated by Ruth Stiles Gannett. A lost girl looks for her mother who is, in the girl's eyes, the most beautiful woman in the world. The book was a recipient of a 1946 Caldecott Honor for its illustrations.

This is based on a Russian folk tale. Finally, she blurts out, "My mother's the most beautiful woman in the world. The book is about Varya, a small Ukranian girl who works in a wheat field with her parents and five brothers and sisters. It is time for the harvest festival, and they have a feast and talk about the food they are preparing, the people that will be attending and what they will be doing (dancing and playing music).

Ruth Stiles Gannett Kahn (born August 12, 1923) is an American .

Ruth Stiles Gannett Kahn (born August 12, 1923) is an American children's writer best known for My Father's Dragon and its two sometimes called the My Father's Dragon or the Elmer and the Dragons series or trilogy. She was a runner-up for the 1946 Caldecott Medal recognizing her illustration of My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, retold by Becky Reyher (Lothrop, 1945), OCLC 225716. Thirty years later Reyher and Gannett brought and lost an important lawsuit, Reyher v. Children's Television Workshop. She illustrated Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (Viking, 1946), for which Bailey won the 1947 Newbery Medal.

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" is a Sesame Street story first read by Bob in Episode 0138. In the story, a little boy can't find his mother, so a village of Anything Muppets ask the boy what she looks like.

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World" is a Sesame Street story first read by Bob in Episode 0138. He replies that she's the most beautiful woman in the world, but the boy rejects all of the beautiful women the village can find. When the boy finds his mother, it is revealed that she is a frail, gray-haired woman - but in the boy's eyes, she is beautiful.

A gentle story of a little lost girl who can only tell rescuers that her mother is "the most beautiful woman in the world

My Mother Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World: A Russian Folk Tale Format: Library Binding Authors: Becky Reyher, Ruth Gannett ISBN10: 0688512518 Published: 1995-06-01 A girl tries to find her mother in this Russian setting. Best Books for Children, 7th e. Specifications. A gentle story of a little lost girl who can only tell rescuers that her mother is "the most beautiful woman in the world. Many beautiful women are brought forth for the girl to identify, but none are right. Finally, a dumpy, lumpy little woman emerges who is the right one - and "most beautiful" in the little girl's eyes.

Then they see a kind of hunched over old woman and he exclaims she is his mom and runs to her and hugs her and says isn't she the most beautiful woman in the .

Then they see a kind of hunched over old woman and he exclaims she is his mom and runs to her and hugs her and says isn't she the most beautiful woman in the world!! Thanks for any help!! Follow. The eyes of everyone but him see beauty in a different way. The eyes of love, however, sees true beauty".

A little Russian girl is lost and when strangers try to help her, she describes her mother with more love than accuracy

Comments: (7)

Kata
What a great story about the love of a child.
tamada
Always a favorite book of mine to read to my children, now thanks to Book Rescue I can read it to my grandchildren. My original book was accidently sold in a garage sale.
The replacement book I purchased from Book Rescue was in wonderful condition, it arrived sooner than I expected. My 6 year old granddaughter was giving a report on Russia...this book was perfect!!
Beverly
Urreur
At the price I paid I expected a blemishless copy! I did not get the impression that i might get a blemished copy for $127+ that I paid for this book for my granddaughter! I was quite disappointed!
Mardin
This is based on a Russian folk tale. It takes place in the Ukraine. A little girl, maybe five or six years old, is helping her parents harvest wheat. Before it gets to this, it goes on and on about how the Ukraine is awesome, and the sun is the best in the Ukraine, and the watermelons are the best in the Ukraine, and the cabbages are the best in the Ukraine, and the cucumbers are the best in the Ukraine, et cetera. Everything is the best in the Ukraine. They have the best dance. It's this massive story just to tell like a proverb. It's a great proverb, with a great message, but it doesn't need to go into anywhere near this much detail.

It's the last day of the harvest, and the girl is a little bit tired, so she takes a nap in the middle of the wheat field, and wakes up and can't find her parents. She goes looking for them and finds a group of strangers. (They're peasants, so there's no "stranger danger" happening here.) She's distraught because she can't find her parents, and they ask her what her name or her parents' names are, and she's incoherent because she's so upset. Finally, she blurts out, "My mother's the most beautiful woman in the world." The strangers take that as useful information, so they go find all the beautiful women they can, and bring them to her. They keep asking her if these super beautiful women are her mom, but she keeps saying no.

Finally, her mother shows up, looking for her daughter, and her mom's this pudgy woman with squinty eyes, and they're like, "That's your--? Okay, well, you're weird." And the proverb is, "We don't love people because they're beautiful; people are beautiful because we love them." That's a really sweet message, but to get there they had to jump through so many hoops and pad the book with so many unrelated things like baking cakes and dances and accordion music. The story just meanders before it gets there. It's not a bad story; it just doesn't go anywhere.

At the end, the girl says, "Mama, people were making fun of me for talking about you being beautiful, and they said, 'Only the tsarina is that beautiful, and the queens, and the angels,' and stuff like that. But you're the most beautiful woman." And the mom says, "Yeah, some people only see with their eyes, but you see with your heart, too." Okay...? Gag.

I have to say the funniest part of this book for me was this: On the last page of the book, there is an empty decorative frame with the words: "In this frame you may place a picture of your own mother, the most beautiful woman in the world." And in the copy I checked out from the library, somebody has written in pen: "No way." It just made me laugh out loud. Were they upset by the book asking them to do that, or did they just seriously did not believe their mother was the most beautiful woman in the world? I picture them going, "Who are you to tell me what I'm supposed to do, book? I don't listen to books."

Message: We don't love people because they're beautiful; people are beautiful because we love them.

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Warianys
. . . a story of Love to be shared.* A mother who is "lost" to her child leaves us with that terrible feeling in the pit of the stomach. But we always believe that in most children's books the outcome will be happy so we can survive some tension & tears!

When a story is demanded by children, over and over, the telling of it assumes a style and rhythm unique to that family. "My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" is a folk tale adapted from Russian lore. There are similar tales in other cultures that have been passed on through generations. That is part of the delight of being an author who can insert her/his own style & color into a new version - knowing it will go forward to give the writer a small bit of immortality.

This story, adapted by Becky Reyher has been given rollicking, color-filled, story-telling illustrations by Ruth Gannett. A perfect pairing. The 1995 "reissue" must be a 50th anniversary edition of my own 1945 copy. And now Reviewer mcHAIKU can joyously search out the best copies for my own "most beautiful" children.
Zan
This is one of book I remember with particular clarity from when I was a single-digit-aged reader, and it is a marvel of compactly layered meaning. There are so many different ways for love to look, all of them radiant.

I recall running across "My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" in the elementary school library (having no doubt been strategically positioned by one of our wonderfully insightful librarians), reading it during lunch hour or library time, and resolving to tell Mom how much it (and she) meant to me. I don't think I ever had the guts.

Hopefully, she just knew.
Nirn
A wonderful children's book that tells the story of a young boy lost from his mother. Throughout the book he searches for his beautiful mother. The eyes of everyone but him see beauty in a different way. The eyes of love, however, sees true beauty. I read this book to my daughter when she was small and I am now looking forward to reading it to my granddaughter!
My Mother Is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World:  A Russian Folk Tale download epub
Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Becky Reyher,Ruth Gannett
ISBN: 0688512518
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow & Co (June 1, 1995)