Egg & Spoon (MP3 CD)

Staff Pick Badge
Egg & Spoon Cover Image
$12.99
Special Order

Staff Reviews


Two girls, one poor, the other privileged, have a chance meeting. The resulting mix up is the start of a surprising adventure, one involving the Tsar's godson, the egg of the firebird, a Faberge egg, and Baba Yaga herself. Maguire's richly detailed novel is steeped in folklore, with just a touch of humor from the delightfully irascible Baba Yaga. — Marika McCoola

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 Journal (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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781511307925
ISBN-10: 1511307927
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: August 4th, 2015
Language: English