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Egg & Spoon
Author: Gregory Maguire

ISBN: 9780763672201
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1 December 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 15.3 x 4.6
In a tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages.

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar's army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, 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 escapade is set in motion, an adventure 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.

About the Author

Gregory Maguire is the author of the incredibly popular books in the Wicked Years series, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicke...

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