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Egg & Spoon

By: Maguire
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"A beautiful reminder that fairy tales are at their best when they illuminate the precarious balance between lighthearted childhood and the darkness and danger of adulthood."- "�School Library JournalA (starred review)

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Author Maguire
Book Type
2: chapter book
Category Description young adult fiction / social themes / class differences
Cover Type BC
Dimensions 8.5 in h | 5.9 in w | 1.3 in t | 1.1 lb wt
Genre Fantasy
Genre Fiction
Description "A beautiful reminder that fairy tales are at their best when they illuminate the precarious balance between lighthearted childhood and the darkness and danger of adulthood."- "�School Library JournalA (starred review)

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside, and there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying a cornucopia of food, untold wealth, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg"�a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena s age. When the two girls lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and"�in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured"�Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.