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Egg & spoon [electronic resource]. Gregory Maguire.

Maguire, Gregory. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780763675820 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2014.

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General Note: Title from eBook information screen..
Summary, etc.: In this 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 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.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 4
MG+/Upper middle grades (6th-12th)
700 Lexile.
5.6 ATOS Level
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4940 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Fiction.
Fantasy.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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