DIGITAL TOUR: Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings

The Talking Eggs (1989)

An adaptation of a Creole folktale, The Talking Eggs tells the story of a sweet young heroine who labors in service to her lazy mother and sister until her kindness to an old woman propels her into a miraculous world. Among the magical treasures she discovers there are dancing animals, two-headed cows, and talking eggs that cry out to be taken. On her way home, Blanche tosses each of the eggs over her shoulder as she was instructed to do, and finds them filled with riches beyond here wildest imagination.

You Gotta Go Into the Woods Tomorrow (1989)
You Gotta Go Into the Woods Tomorrow (1989)
Illustration for The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci
Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.
Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Award Book.
Watercolor on paper – Collection of the artist
Blanche Found All the Nests Filled with Eggs (1989)
Blanche Found All the Nests Filled with Eggs (1989)
Cover illustration for The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci
Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.
Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Award Book.
Watercolor on paper – Collection of the artist
Back in the Old Days there was a Widow and Two Daughters (1989)
Back in the Old Days there was a Widow and Two Daughters (1989)
Cover illustration for The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci
Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.
Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Award Book.
Watercolor on paper – Collection of the artist
The Talking Eggs (1999)
The Talking Eggs (1999)
Cover illustration for The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci
Dial Books for Young Readers, New York.
Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Award Book.
Watercolor on paper – Collection of the artist
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