Baba Yaga's Assistant

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Baba Yaga's Assistant
Written by Marika McCoola
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 076366961X
ISBN-13: 9780763669614
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Baba Yaga's Assistant

author: Marika McCoola
illustrator: Emily Carroll

Most children think twice before braving a haunted wood filled with terrifying beasties to match wits with a witch, but not Masha. Her beloved grandma taught her many things: that stories are useful, that magic is fickle, that nothing is too difficult or too dirty to clean. The fearsome witch of folklore needs an assistant, and Masha needs an adventure. She may be clever enough to enter Baba Yaga’s house-on-chicken-legs, but within its walls, deceit is the rule. To earn her place, Masha must pass a series of tests, outfox a territorial bear, and make dinner for her host. No easy task, with children on the menu! Spooky and poignant, Marika McCoola’s stunning debut—with richly layered art by acclaimed graphic artist Emily Carroll—is a storytelling feat and a visual feast.

Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $20.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
076366961X / 9780763669614
on sale date:
08/2015
type/format:
Graphic Novel / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
136 / 6" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
Fiction; Comics & Graphic Novels; Fairy Tales & Folklore; Family;
author’s comments:
Marika McCoola has an MA in writing for children from Simmons College and is a former children’s book buyer at an independent bookstore in Massachusetts. Baba Yaga’s Assistant marks her publishing debut. She lives in Massachusetts.
illustrator’s comments:
Emily Carroll is the author-illustrator of the acclaimed and best-selling graphic story collection Through the Woods, as well as numerous web comics. She lives in Stratford, Ontario.
 
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