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The House with Chicken Legs

The house with chicken legs is a clever fantasy novel about a young girl called Marinka, who is the granddaughter of Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga is an old Slavic and Russian folk character who lives in a house with chicken legs that moves, and guides the spirits of the dead to the afterlife/underworld. The story gives a different perspective from the "bad side" instead of the poor helpless children's point of view, and offers an interesting new opinion on the normally evil character. There are many twists and exciting narratives which were very good to read. However, the book felt far too drawn out and many parts of the book felt unnecessary, making it a boring read. This is by no stretch of the imagination my favorite Carnegie book this year, but I would still recommend it to fans of mythology/folklore or people standing in long airport queues looking for a way to pass the time.

Posted on: 10th May 2019 at 01:55 pm

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