The House with Chicken Legs Award-winning
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A breathtaking reimagining of the Russian fairy tale of Baba Yaga, The House with Chicken Legs is the award-winning, spellbinding story of one girl’s adventure to find her destiny.
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlisted for Children’s Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award
Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning.
For Marinka’s grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother’s footsteps, but her house has other ideas…
“Enticing, a little bit dangerous, and thrumming with possibilities.” Kiran Millwood Hargrave
“A magical tale… a captivating and original retelling of a traditional story straight out of folklore. Beautiful escapism.” Sunday Express
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May 3rd, 2018
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AR book level: 5.0; Middle years; 9.0 points