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Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Prize 2019. Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2019.

Do you decide where you go in life? Marinka doesn’t. Her walking house dictates all her steps. And in this dreamy novel based on a Russian folk tale, it seems to be taking her right into BIG trouble. Marinka just wants a normal life. But the house with chicken legs roams whither and thither without warning, on a mission to guide spirits from this world to the next. Have you guessed why? That’s right: Marinka’s granny is the notorious old witch Baba Yaga, who haunts every Russian child’s nightmares. Marinka dearly loves her Baba, and knows the stories about her (mostly) aren’t true. Still, she longs to break free from her destiny. But the house has other ideas…

  • A sensuous, brooding fantasy based on Russian legend
  • Brings the mysterious Baba Yaga figure to fascinating life
  • A tale of destiny and family with a deeply magical core
  • By a debut author with a strikingly fresh, assured voice

“Enticing, a little bit dangerous, and thrumming with possibilities.” Kiran Millwood Hargrave

“Utterly magical and highly original… had me reading late into the night.” The Bookseller

Product Details

Catalogue number

8076 in Primary Education Catalogue 2020, 8287 in Secondary Schools Catalogue 2019/20, 1024 in UK Primary Summer 2020 and 7857 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781474940665

Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Date published

May 3rd, 2018

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AR book level: 5.0; Middle years; 9.0 points

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  • 336 pages
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