Realistic (fiction), 537 words, Level L (Grade 2), Lexile 520L
Anna sees her mother taking brightly painted Easter eggs out of a box. She learns that they were painted over one hundred years ago by her grandmother's grandmother in Ukraine. Anna's Grandmother Sasha tells her several stories, including one about painted eggs. As Anna listens to the stories, she learns how to paint pysanky eggs with her grandmother. Illustrations support the text.
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