All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with. But that's tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It's even harder when you live in a house that wanders all over the world . . . carrying you with it. Even worse, Marinka is being trained to be a Yaga. That means no school, no parties--and no playmates that stick around for more than a day. So when Marinka stumbles across the chance to make a real friend, she breaks all the rules . . . with devastating consequences. Her beloved grandmother mysteriously disappears, and it's up to Marinka to find her--even if it means making a dangerous journey to the afterlife. With a mix of whimsy, humor, and adventure, this debut novel will wrap itself around your heart and never let go....
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The House with Chicken Legs Reviews
Oh. My. Goodness! What a spectacular debut! It oozes with magic and charm, and is so, SO beautifully written. This has all the markings of an MG classic. The ending is so joyous and satisfying. I wholeheartedly recommend this incredible book for any child or adult who hasn't lost their sense of adventure! Just wonderful :))))
This is an incredible and deeply effecting tale, whisked along at pace by an actual house with actual chicken legs. Sounds magical, right? Well it is. Breathtakingly so.
A retelling of the Baba Yaga Russian folk tale, The House with Chicken Legs takes its reader on a journey between the worlds of the living and the dead, across the globe, and even to the very stars. The characters that we meet are living and dead (though never scarily so), animal and even …architectural. So much personality appea ...more
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The House With Chicken Legs is a Baba Yaga retelling, and if you're familiar with the original story you know pretty much what to expect, right? Wrong. Sophie Anderson takes this age-old Russian Folklore and spins a fantastic story with an entirely different vibe to it and it's hard to resist.
We start with Marinka fed up of her nomadic life. She's had it with de ...more
This was a truly wonderful book with themes of grief, faith and friendship. I found Marinka to be such a strong character with a fierce determination of spirit. Her conviction that things could be different was admirable and her loyalty to and love of Baba just shone off every page. The writing was fantastic and the descriptions of Baba guiding the dead were just beautiful and the character of the house came across as so loving, fun and quirky.
I really did love this book and it transformed the o ...more
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brimming with magic.
A truly magical tale of love, belonging, fighting and finding your destiny. I absolutely adored Marinka’s adventure and her world. I’m so sad to say goodbye to this thoughtful, stubborn, brave young girl; her amazing house (yes, it does have legs) and her clever pet Jack. This is one to watch next year!
A little while back, I was scrolling through my feed on Twitter looking for books coming out in 2018 and the one that I kept returning to was this one, The House with Chicken Legs. Was it the sight of the cover, the talk of the plot or the glowing reviews from Kiran Millwood-Hargrave, Peter Bunzl and Claire Fayers that kept making me come back? OK, I’ll admit it. It was all of these things but most of all, it was the title.
1. How could you choose to not read a book called ‘The House with Chicken ...more