Tell Me a Story, Babushka Blog Tour

Tell me a story, Babushka

by Carola Schmidt

Picture book, 24 pages, new release (Fall 2022)

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Book on Reycraft’s website

When a little girl asks her Baba to tell her a story about a princess and a monster what she hears is so much more―the true tale of her grandmother’s escape from a prisoner of war camp in Siberia to freedom, all with the help of a secret message hidden in a nesting doll. The perfect happily ever after!

About Carola Schmidt

Carola Schmidt lives in Curitiba, Brazil. Called Carolina at birth, she was nicknamed Carola by her Baba (grandmother) Amelia who emigrated to Brazil from Ukraine. Wanting to know more about her grandmother’s homeland, Carola traveled to present-day Ukraine. She returned understanding that our memories are like a favorite blanket creating a cozy feeling of belonging. It was in Ukraine where she decided to write this story―a tale of how she imagined her missing family history and their escape from a difficult time long ago. Today, Carola writes children’s books and works as a pediatric oncology pharmacist, helping children going through cancer treatments.

The illustrations are done by Academy of Fine Arts of Florence graduate Anita Barghigiani.

My Review:

Title: Tell Me A Story, Babushka

Author: Carola Schmidt

Release Date: October 1st, 2022

Page Count: 24

Start Date: October 21st, 2022

Finish Date: October 21st, 2022


This is a children’s book. My review will be shorter than my normal reviews. I do want to say I really enjoyed this story very much. I feel like I learned so much while reading it. I wish the story could have been a bit longer. It did feel a bit rushed. It was beautiful though. I’m so glad that I had the chance to read this. The artwork is inspiring as well. It’s just so detailed. So complex. There aren’t enough words to describe the beauty of the artwork.

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