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The House With Chicken Legs

By Sophie Anderson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338209969 Hardcover
272 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338209983 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

An extraordinary retelling of the Baba Yaga myth, this debut novel will wrap itself around your heart and never let go.

All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with.

But that's tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It's even harder when you live in a house that wanders all over the world . . . carrying you with it. Even worse, Marinka is being trained to be a Yaga. That means no school, no parties — and no playmates that stick around for more than a day.

So when Marinka stumbles across the chance to make a real friend, she breaks all the rules . . . with devastating consequences. Her beloved grandmother mysteriously disappears, and it's up to Marinka to find her — even if it means making a dangerous journey to the afterlife.

With a mix of whimsy, humour, and adventure, this debut novel will wrap itself around your heart and never let go.

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Praise for The House With Chicken Legs - 9781338209969

* “Anderson has fully and lovingly developed her Yaga mythology… Heartbreaking, uplifting, and absolutely beautiful .” – Kirkus, starred review