Egg & Spoon

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Egg & Spoon
Written by Gregory Maguire
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763680168
ISBN-13: 9780763680169
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Egg & Spoon

author: Gregory Maguire

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside, and there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying a cornucopia of food, untold wealth, 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.

“A beautiful reminder that fairy tales are at their best when they illuminate the precarious balance between lighthearted childhood and the darkness and danger of adulthood.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763680168 /  9780763680169
on sale date:
08/2015
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Paperback
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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