• Title: Babushka is Homesick
  • Author: Carola Schmidt
  • Illustrated By: Vinicius Melo
  • Publisher: Independently Published on January 27, 2020
  • Genre: Children’s Fiction
  • Pages: 28
  • Formats Available: Paperback & Digital
  • Rating: 5/5

Trigger Warnings: None

Many thanks to Blackberry Book Tours and Carola Schmidt for providing me with a digital copy of Babushka is Homesick with a request for an honest review.

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Babushka is Homesick Blurb

Babushka hadn’t been in her homeland since she was a child. She went to the church with a suitcase, and the whole way, Babushka thought about how she would feel in Ukraine after so many years. She sang, and then she prayed. Amen. But Babushka was thinking of her trip instead of the Lord’s grace. After a long time pondering what to expect—if she would feel a sense of belonging—Babushka arrived in her homeland. Babushka had a lot of fun, but she felt like something was missing. She was homesick. “Babushka is Homesick” is a story about memories, family, and the true meaning of the word “home.”

“Babushka is Homesick” is the second children’s book in the Babushka Series. Everyone has their own stories, history, and the desire to belong. The first book, “Tell me a story, Babushka,” is a best-selling new release in Children’s Multicultural Literature on Amazon USA (Aug 2019), in which kids and adults will enjoy fun adventures and identify their own stories.

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My Review

What does it mean to be homesick? In the book, Babushka is Homesick, the reader learns that the meaning is not always what you may think. Carola Schmidt does a great job telling the story behind Babushka’s homesickness.

I’ve never left one country for another, but I have moved from the bottom of my state to the top. Thus, I also understand homesickness. I miss my home in the southern end, but as Babushka learns a great deal about what “home” really means, so do I.

I could go on and on about how Babushka’s insight matches my own, but I don’t want to give the story away. So, let’s say that the story opened my eyes, and Babushka is a wise woman. Things are never as they first appear, and that is okay.

I award Babushka is Homesick a full 5 out of 5 stars. I bet anyone could learn a lesson from this little tome. I know it taught me a lesson. This book is adorable and will light up your day.

About the Author – Carola Schmidt

Carola Schmidt is a pediatric oncology pharmacist, scientific writer and children’s book writer.

Author of several books in pediatric oncology published by Springer Nature. Her scientific books are present in lists such as BookAuthority’s Best Pharmacy Books of All Time, Best New Pharmacy Books and Best New Pharmacy eBooks, and Springer Highlights 2020. Author of several kids’ books about cancer, such as Bald is Beautiful: A letter for a fabulous girl, Cancer Daily Life, Chubby’s Tale: The true story of a teddy bear who beat cancer (listed by BookAuthority as one of the “81 Best Leukemia Books of All Time”.) Belonging is a subject that is present in her writing, and the two books in the Babushka Series are her first books that are not about cancer. 

Author’s Contact Links: Twitter | Facebook | Amazon | Goodreads

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