Adrienne Ehlert Bashista

Books by This Author

Mishka: An Adoption Tale

Age Level: 3-6

Product Description: Mo lives high on a shelf in an airport gift shop. All day he watches as families walk past. He can't help but feel lonely. Mo wants a family. He wants a home. Then one day Mo's wish for a family comes true as a special couple take him on a marvelous journey to meet his new best friend, Yuri. Mo has lots of questions once he gets to his destination. Where is he? What's a mishka? And most importantly, will the man and the woman who brought him and Yuri together come back? Will Mo ever have a family of his own?

When I Met You: A Story of Russian Adoption

Illustrated by: Christine Sykes
Age Level: 6-9

Product Description: Based on the author's family's experience, this book describes a child's life before and after she was adopted from Russia. From scenes in the orphanage to the child's Russian birthmother, this is one of the first children's picture books to chronicle the special background of children adopted from Russia. Delicate watercolor illustrations perfectly compliment this poetic and heartfelt text.