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Baba Yaga's Assistant

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Baba Yaga's Assistant
Written by Marika McCoola
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536213102
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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 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! A New York Times bestseller, Marika McCoola’s spooky and poignant debut — featuring richly layered art by acclaimed graphic artist Emily Carroll — is a storytelling feat and a visual feast.

“This graphic novel deserves to just be savored as an old story yanked into modernity and told with aplomb.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
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Graphic Novel / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
136 / 6" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
Comics & Graphic Novels; Family; Legends, Myths, Fables;
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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