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Illustrated short story. Kerana is spending the summer with her grandmother while her mother is busy with work. Keeping with old traditions, Baba (the grandmother) initiates Kerana as a znahar, an herbal healer, who people often call a witch. Things go wrong when she disobeys her grandmother's warning.In the tradition of family togetherness, Baba Treasure Chest stories areIllustrated short story. Kerana is spending the summer with her grandmother while her mother is busy with work. Keeping with old traditions, Baba (the grandmother) initiates Kerana as a znahar, an herbal healer, who people often call a witch. Things go wrong when she disobeys her grandmother's warning.In the tradition of family togetherness, Baba Treasure Chest stories are geared toward the entire family: Adults reading stories to children, families participating in activities, and children working together on coloring pages....

Title : Born From the Ashes (A Baba Treasure Chest story Book 3)
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ISBN : 30336995
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 44 Pages
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Born From the Ashes (A Baba Treasure Chest story Book 3) Reviews

  • Kevis Hendrickson
    2019-01-19 10:07

    Born from the Ashes is a beautiful children story with wonderful full-color illustrations that visually takes you into the world. It's a retelling of an ancient Bulgarian fairy tale, but puts a few spins on things to make this tale accessible to the modern reader.The story is tightly written and moves at a brisk pace. It's quite easy to follow and entertains every step of the way. I'm not sure if this tale is officially a parable, but elements of the tale would indicate so. This is well-produced book that's basically error-free. You can see and feel the love that went into the creation of it just by taking a glance at the eye-grabbing artwork found on the cover and throughout the book. Like most Westerners, European fairy tales have a certain appeal that make them my favorite. This book is no exception. Born from the Ashes is the perfect children's bedtime story and is also great for fans of Old World fairy tales in general.As this is the kind of stuff I enjoy reading, I will definitely keep an eye out for more of this author's work. Born from the Ashes is a definite winner in my book and deserves nothing less than a full 5 Stars.

  • Damian Maher
    2019-01-06 11:48

    Dimna had failed with her daughter, but wanted to pass her special knowledge to her granddaughter, Kerana. She waited for a generation before telling about the powerful herbs and spells from the secret book. She wanted her to become a zahar, a healer, healing physical, emotional and spiritual problems. When village people want to bear children, they come to zahar. When they want prosperous crops, they come to zahar. When the waters dry up, they come to zahar. She keeps bad spirits away from the village. Some people are afraid of her because of these things, but they respect her, knowing she’s here to help them. All kinds of magic happen (»Elecampane liquid lets you communicate with animals.«), things go wrong when she disobeys her grandmother's warning, but Kerana ends up a hero. Obviously, this fairy tale is written with love and it’s warmth brings you closer to the Bulgarian tradition. Adding to the excellent writing, the illustrations are quite beautiful.

  • Viktoria Faust
    2019-01-07 14:53

    I loved this story! Well, it's short, it took only half an hour to read it, and I would love to read some more from this authoress. When I choose this book I did not know the story is based on Slavic legends, and this is right up my alley. It reminds me of stories I read as a child. And the illustrations are so beautiful! Plot is Ok, although I would like better if story was longer, more developing Kerana's excepting her heritage as a healer, being a child of modern age, and maybe some more confrontations with ordinary kids, after Kerana accepts her abilities. Few more pages and it would be for 6 stars :)

  • Kari Nelson
    2019-01-12 18:06

    Reminds me of my childhoodThis story takes me back to the fables that I was told as a child. It was fantastic to go back and rediscover my childhood in a delightful tale of a young girl who is friendless and timid then turns into a courageous girl that soars in a selfless act of bravery.Well, done

  • David Boiani
    2019-01-14 15:53

    Beautiful but sad story...Born From the Ashes is a well written short story about a magical, brave girl who possesses special powers. Reads as a mystical fairy tale about znahars. An Educational, sweet, timeless but ultimately tenderly, sad story accompanied with some beautiful illustrations. Definitely worth the time...

  • T R
    2018-12-23 11:43

    Born From the Ashes (A Baba Treasure Chest story Book 3) by Ronesa Aveela has all the ingredients of a classic story: fascination, enigma, conflict/tension/calamity, and resolution with a satisfying ending. Much has been written about the storyline in other reviews so I will avoid delving into that. This is a short, sweet, entertaining, well-written read. The main theme, and what I loved, involves family tradition. Overall I found this sit-down-and-read-in-a-couple-of-hours delightful.

  • John Autero
    2018-12-31 10:55

    "Born From the Ashes" is a story that gives us some hope in this world. It seems that now-a-days everything has to be so shocking and over-the-top, but Author Ronesa Aveela provides us with a well written tale of magic, mystery, tragedy and triumph. The story involves a relationship between a grandmother, Dimna who is a znahar (sort of a mystical healer), and her granddaughter, Kerana. Dimna has determined that Kerana has been blessed with the ability of a znahar, so she walks Kerana through a ritual that will help her powers blossom. Kerana is an inquisitive child and ends up dabbling in Grandmother's "secret-stash" of magic potions, which provides her with an unusual ability. This ability turns into a blessing when tragedy strikes, but when it looks as if all is lost, the story provides a happy ending. I could imagine a father or mother reading this story to their children on a Sunday afternoon after church. Even in the crazy world we live in, t's nice to see that good, clean wholesome books are still available.

  • Michael Wilton
    2019-01-15 17:06

    This unusual story of an extraordinary relationship between a grandmother, Dimna who is revealed as a znahar, a mystical healer, and her granddaughter, Kerana. Anxious to pass on her powers to a new generation, Dimna persuades Kerana to undergo a ritual that will enable her to possess the same healing powers and help others. Unable to resist waiting for the next lesson, Kerana invokes a special brand of magic by investigating herself with unexpected results. When danger strikes her act of courage and self-sacrifice provides a lesson to all of us and leaves a warm glow in the reader’s heart. I was only sorry that that this inspiring story ended so soon – but no doubt this is only the beginning of a delightful saga. Mike

  • Carly Berg
    2019-01-14 17:50

    We begin this modern day fairy tale with twelve-year-old Kerana, who has been sent to live with her grandmother for the summer. The grandmother is a znahar, or healer. Having failed to pass this ancient art on to her daughter, she now wants to pass it on to her reluctant granddaughter.The mix of pagan and Christian elements gave it a feeling of old world authenticity. The wording, pacing, and concepts seemed to me more suited for adults than children. Included at the end are several drawings that would be nice for the adult coloring trend, too. This short, unusual book, with its beautiful illustrations, would be a nice gift for anyone trying to find their way in the world.

  • Grant Leishman
    2018-12-29 16:00

    Born From the Ashes by Ronesa Aveela is a short children's story really at just 44 pages. It is a lovely, little tale of a grandmother passing on her gift of healing to her granddaughter. Based on Slavic tradition and folklore it is simply lovely. I really enjoyed it and can imagine a mother or father reading it at their child's bedside. As a real bonus, the illustrations are superb and I was thrilled to see line drawings at the end of the book for a child to colour in themselves. For this reason alone, it would be worth getting the paperback rather than the Kindle version. Simply lovely.

  • Robin Austin
    2019-01-04 11:06

    This is truly a beautiful children's story based on the rich folklore of Bulgaria. The illustrations are amazingly well done and very colorful. I love how it uses herbs, ritual, and tradition to convey the coming of age and the power and reverence of magic. While the book is about all these things, in the end it is the magic of the human spirit that prevails and the true lesson of the story (in my humble opinion). I received a copy of the book for an honest review. I highly recommend it especially in paperback as at end there are illustrations for coloring.

  • Cherime MacFarlane
    2019-01-08 12:02

    Beautifully illustrated, this is a tale of love and loss. A quick easy read, it will tug at you for some time after putting it down.

  • Maggie Larche
    2019-01-08 17:45

    This short children's book is a combination fairy tale/primer on znahars. As far as the story, it's a sweet read of a young girl heroically coming into her own as she learns that she is meant to be a healer. As a primer on znahars, it was an interesting read. I personally didn't know that practitioners of this see themselves as working with Christianity. It was a new perspective for me, which I enjoyed.I did have a couple problems with the ending that I can't mention without spoiling things. But on the whole, it's an enjoyable read, particularly for families who want children's literature that incorporates this sort of belief system.Also, there are some lovely illustrations to go along with the story, and I really liked the inclusion of coloring pages for smaller children. That was a nice touch.

  • Kristy Cooper
    2018-12-20 10:49

    This story was an interesting view in to an ancient Bulgarian cultural tradition. Kerana, a teenage girl, is picked by her grandmother znahar, which is a type of traditional healer by her baba. Although, she is a city girl, Kerana learns that she is special and meant to help others. Her baba performs a sort of transfer ceremony so that Kerana can inherit her natural healing powers. She learns that there are spells to help you talk to your cat and even protect young women from being kidnapped by dragons. I enjoyed this story but was a little surprised and disappointed by the ending. There are also several illustrations throughout that look like they would be great for anyone who likes to color in the print version of this book (I read this on an ereader so it was a different experience).

  • Michael Gardner
    2018-12-23 12:58

    Born From the Ashes is listed as a children’s book, but I think it’s a story people of all ages will enjoy. Even though I am reading and reviewing this title in exchange for an honest, non-reciprocal review, I didn’t feel at any point like I was reading a book intended solely for children.Part modern fairy tale, part fable, the story has a timeless quality, a sense that the events unfolding have happened before and will happen again. Thracian magic is also right up my alley, so I particularly enjoyed how the author wove a story around it. It's well written and presented throughout. Nelinda’s illustrations are distinctive and add depth to this overall excellent book.

  • Dermot Davis
    2019-01-15 14:49

    Designed as a book that parents can read to their children or that can be read directly by children, it has pages at the back of illustrations that kids can color between the lines. The colorful illustrations throughout the book are terrific and add greatly to the enjoyment of the overall experience. The story involves a 12 year old girl who was left at her grandmothers house for the summer in an isolated part of the country. The grandmother is a healer and initiates the young girl into her ancient teaching. The story has a mixed ending, perhaps bitter sweet where tragedy breeds hope.

  • Jess James
    2018-12-28 16:02

    As an adult I adored this story of love, fantasy and bravery. I would say parents and children will both enjoy reading this story. The book has a lovely mix of illustrations - and I honestly feel the entire story will be timeless and classic, as there is no attempt at modern themes etc.Truly truly enjoyable!

  • Ronesa Aveela
    2018-12-20 13:56

    Author review: Although this is a fiction book the ceremony is based on an actual znahar initiation from "Thracian Magic." Other parts of the book are based on actual beliefs as well. Some may consider this "superstitions," but there are people in this world who believe these things. By writing it, we hope to impart understanding of other cultures to children and adults alike.