Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Cover Reveal! Babushka is Homesick by Carola Schmidt

My regular readers know that I was born and grew up in Russia. My genetic pool is, however, a mix of Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack, German and French origins. We also think there is some Asian blood present on my Dad's side (Kalmyk perhaps, or even Turkish, as the Cossacks often married women from Turkey whom they brought home as spoils of war), judging by my Grandma's looks.
When I was a kid, we spent summer holidays, visiting both Grandmas who lived in the south of Russia, and we also visited some distant cousins in the Ukraine.

OK, what is this trip down the memory lane, you might ask? It all has to do with the title of the book "Babushka is Homesick". I can certainly relate to that.

Today I'm super excited to be able to reveal the cover of Babushka is Homesick by Carola Schmidt.
Ta -Da!

multicultural children's books, Chez Maximka

This is my first cover reveal ever, so bear with me.

You might know that Babushka means Grandma or Nana in Russian/Ukrainian.

Plot synopsis:
Babushka hadn't been in her homeland since she was a child. She went to the church with a suitcase, and the whole way, Babushka thought about how she would feel in Ukraine after so many years. She sang, and then she prayed. Amen. But Babushka was thinking of her trip instead of the Lord's grace. After a long time pondering what to expect - if she would feel a sense of belonging - Babushka arrived in her homeland. Babushka had a lot of fun, but she felt like something was missing. She was homesick. "Babushka is Homesick" is a story about memories, family, and the true meaning of the word "home".

"Babushka is Homesick" is the second children's book in the Babushka series. Everyone has their own stories, history, and the desire to belong. The first book, "Tell me a story, Babushka", is a best-selling new release in Children's Multicultural Literature on Amazon USA (Aug 2019), in which kids and adults will enjoy fun adventures and identify their own stories.
This folktale is ideal for ages 4-11 and perfect for teachers.

About Carola Schmidt:
Pediatric Oncology Pharmacist & award-winning author. Author of children's multicultural literature, such as Babushka series, and children's books about cancer, such as Chubby's Tale: The true story of a teddy bear who beat cancer, and Bald is Beautiful: A letter for a fabulous girl. Springer Nature author with several scientific books published on pediatric oncology.

Social media links:
Twitter: @_CarolaSchmidt and @LovelyBabushka
Facebook @MyLovelyBabushka

The Babushka series is illustrated by Vinicius Melo.

So, what do you think of the cover? Isn't it super-cute, eye-catching and adorable? You're immediately drawn to the cosy figure of Babushka. You just know she has a lot of stories to share with you.

cover reveal

Purchase Links:

UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0848BP2SH

Thank you to Carola Schmidt and Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me to host this cover reveal.

1 comment:

  1. So happy to be part of your first cover reveal! Thank you so much for your kind words about Babushka! ♡♡♡♡♡♡ :* :* :*