Pysanky Promise is a children’s picture book that is part fiction, part non-fiction. It tells the story of a young girl who discovers that her grandmother has learned she can’t make pysanky like she used to. In order to heal her grandmother’s heart, Alena decides to learn the art herself. The book details the how-to, some history, symbolism, and tradition behind the art of pysanky. My desire was to share information about the art of Ukrainian Easter eggs in the form of a story that would appeal to children.
Here's what Karen Larson, a high school English teacher had to say about the book:
"Pysanky Promise is the best kind of children's book in that it offers something for both older and younger readers, as well as adults. The beautifully detailed illustrations and sweet story are sure to please readers through multiple readings."