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Lesley Sharpling, Oakgrove Mad Hatters

The House with Chicken Legs

This is a mystical magical book based on Russian folklore and told beautifully by the author.
Marinka has been given a very special role to play in “life”, and lives with her Grandmother in a house which can transport them anywhere in the world. The house has a personality of it’s own and has been Marinka’s playground and home for as long as she can remember.

Her Grandmother is Baba Yaga – which means that she guides the dead through a gate in the house so that they are prepared for the afterlife. This is a difficult but rewarding job which is Marinka’s destiny. If only she wanted it! Marinka wants nothing more than to join the living and meet people of her own age and live an ordinary life. She rebels against everything she has been working towards with heartbreaking consequences – how can she make amends?

Posted on: 24th April 2019 at 11:59 am

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