Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoola. Illustrated by Emily Carroll

Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoola. Illustrated by Emily Carroll 
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 136 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by Candlewick Press

A modern day Baba Yaga story that has a girl raised on the folklore using her knowledge to help her pass the witch's tests. Thus, we get many Baba Yaga legends all rolled into the one story. A fun, simple story with just a hint of spookiness suitable for middle graders. The young naughty step-sister turns out to be more disturbing that Baba Yaga herself. I enjoyed the illustrations and the atmosphere, finding myself immersed in an evocative quick read.

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