"Nethery has a cheerful and easy-going writing style. You'll have to make sure the audience doesn't engage in wholesale egg plundering from their nearby ponds -- or from their home refrigerators!"

~Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


"Nethery's ingenuous tale is winningly told... an altogether agreeable outing."

~Publisher's Weekly


"Children will be peeping (or quacking) in appreciation."

~Kirkus

Mary Veronica's Egg is a story of unconditional love and faith rewarded. What kind of egg does Mary Veronica find by the pond? Her older sister, Mary Louise, think it's just a rotten egg. Her younger sister, Mary Margaret, thinks it's a dinosaur egg and wants it for herself. Mary Veronica doesn't know what's inside her egg, but hopes it will win the marvelous gold ribbon for Most Unusual Pet at the school pet fair. What hatches from the egg brings far more than she ever expected!

Mary Veronica's Egg

​Praise for

Mary Veronica's Egg

by Mary Nethery

​Illustrated by Paul Yalowitz

Published by Orchard Books