Egg & Spoon

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Egg & Spoon
Written by Gregory Maguire
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763672203
ISBN-13: 9780763672201
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Egg & Spoon

author: Gregory Maguire

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.

In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages.
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763672203 /  9780763672201
on sale date:
09/2014
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
496 / 6" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Action & Adventure; Fairy Tales & Folklore; Adaptations; Legends, Myths, Fables; Dating & Sex;
author’s comments:
Gregory Maguire is the author of the incredibly popular books in the Wicked Years series, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which inspired the musical. He is also the author of several books for children, including What-the-Dickens, a New York Times bestseller. Gregory Maguire lives outside Boston.
 
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