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Spring has arrived in Ukraine, with all its beauty. Soon it will be Easter. This year, Dzvinya wants to surprise her mama with an extra special gift so she goes outside to see what she can find. When she spies a speckled hen sitting on her eggs, Dzvinya remembers how her dear babtsya decorated eggs for her Easter basket. She gingerly picks up an egg and carries it home. That night she dreams of little critters magically floating in the dark sky. At the break of dawn, with great determination, she begins decorating the egg and transforms it into a pysanka. Not only will she surprise Mama with her special gift, but little does she know that Mama has a surprise for Dzvinya.


Winner of the 2023 Moonbeam Award, this precious and richly illustrated picture book depicts the age-old pysanky traditions practiced by Ukrainian people throughout the world. The story also offers readers an opportunity to experience a child’s deep love for her Mama.


This is a wonderful book to gift a loved one. Dzvinka will be happy to personally inscribe it to whomever you like. Please fill in the box in the column on the right with the name you wish inscribed.


Hardcover, 32 pages
12" x 8 1/2"
14 full color illustrations

Printed in the U.S.A.
ISBN #978-0-9779444-2-5

Dzvinya's Gift for Mama

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