The Egg Tree - Katherine Milhous

Atheneum Books for Young Readers


The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous / ISBN 9780684127163 / 32-page hardback, 8 x 10 inches, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (recent printing of a book from 1950)


One Easter morning, Katy and Carl went on an egg hunt through Grandmom’s house. Katy couldn’t find anything until she went up to the attic. And there she discovered a very special set of eggs...

Grandmom had painted them when she was a little girl. And now, she hung them from the branches of a tiny tree—an Egg Tree! So began a very special Easter tradition.

This Caldecott Medal-winning story of a Pennsylvania Dutch Easter will surely inspire children to make Egg Trees of their very own.

Katherine Milhous (1894–1977) was an American writer, illustrator and artist. She is best known as the author and illustrator of The Egg Tree, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1951.

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