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Finding Baba Yaga : a short novel in verse /

by Yolen, Jane [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 143 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781250163875; 1250163870.Subject(s): Baba Yaga (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction | Baba Yaga (Legendary character) -- Fiction | Runaway teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Dysfunctional families -- Juvenile fiction | Witches -- Juvenile fiction | Forests and forestry -- Juvenile fiction | Fate and fatalism -- Juvenile fiction | Runaways -- Fiction | Family problems -- Fiction | Witches -- Fiction | Forests and forestry -- Fiction | Fate and fatalism -- Fiction | Fantasy | Fantasy fiction | Magic realist fiction | Young adult fiction | Novels in verse | Novellas | Science fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Magic realist fiction | Novellas | Novels in verse | Young adult worksSummary: In this contemporary poetic retelling of the iconic myth, a teenage girl fleeing an abusive home takes refuge in the woods with a fairy-tale witch.Summary: A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: a house that walks about on chicken feet and is inhabited by a fairy tale witch. In finding Baba Yaga, Natasha finds her voice, her power, herself. -- adapted from back cover
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<p> Finding Baba Yaga is a mythic yet timely novel-in-verse by the beloved and prolific New York Times bestselling author and poet Jane Yolen, "the Hans Christian Andersen of America" ( Newsweek ). </p> <p>A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate--a theme that has never been more timely than it is now...</p> <p> You think you know this story. <br> You do not. </p> <p>A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: A house that walks about on chicken feet and is inhabited by a fairy tale witch. In finding Baba Yaga, Natasha finds her voice, her power, herself.... </p> <p>"Jane Yolen is a phenomenon: a poet and a mythmaker, who understands how old stories can tell us new things. We are lucky to have her."--Neil Gaiman</p>

Includes reading group guide and activities (pages 133-141).

In this contemporary poetic retelling of the iconic myth, a teenage girl fleeing an abusive home takes refuge in the woods with a fairy-tale witch.

A harsh, controlling father. A quiescent mother. A house that feels like anything but a home. Natasha gathers the strength to leave, and comes upon a little house in the wood: a house that walks about on chicken feet and is inhabited by a fairy tale witch. In finding Baba Yaga, Natasha finds her voice, her power, herself. -- adapted from back cover

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