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, humor, and adventure, this debut novel will wrap itself around your heart and never let go.
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
$16.99 Regular Price
Scholastic Press 2018