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Francesca, Oxford High School

The House with Chicken Legs

Marinka is destined to become a Yaga like her grandmother,Baba. A Yaga is a person who guides the dead. She lives in her house with chicken legs with Baba Yaga her Grandmother. Marinka doesn’t like her destiny and she is tired of dead people she wants to be with the living and have friends. You follow Marinka as she finds her destiny through ups and downs. Follow this magical world through an unhappy,future Yaga’s eyes.
I love this book it is definitely one of my favourite of the Carnegie shortlist titles. The House with Chicken Legs in the book has a personality which is very unique and unexpected when you first pick up this book. This book is gripping and unpredictable. “The House with Chicken Legs” brings a roller coaster of emotions from happy to sad. It is loosely based on a Russian folk tale which is interesting and it’s a much better version of Baba Yaga in my eyes. This is a must-read book.

Posted on: 22nd May 2019 at 04:47 pm

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