Egg & Spoon

Egg & Spoon

Description

In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar's army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg -- a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena's age. When the two girls' lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and -- in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured -- Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.


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Details

Author(s)
Gregory Maguire
For ages
12-17
Format
Hardback | 496 pages
Dimensions
164 x 227 x 38mm | 761g
Publication date
06 Nov 2014
Publisher
Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publication City/Country
Massachusetts, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
1-COLOR
ISBN10
0763672203
ISBN13
9780763672201
Bestsellers rank
207,594