Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse

Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse Review

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…

You think you know this story.
You do not.

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....

A mythic yet timely novel-in-verse by the beloved and prolific author and poet Jane Yolen, “the Hans Christian Andersen of America.”

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Title:Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Fran

    "Stories retold are stories remade...This is a tale both old and new, borrowed, narrowed, broadened, deepened". In Russian folklore, Baba Yaga is a terrifying old witch who can be cruel and fearsome o...

  • Erin

    Things I loved:The coverYolen's take on the Baba Yaga The Verse - skillfully done, the verse unfolds the story of a nameless girl, fleeing a bad home and finding one with Baba Yaga. Dislikes I don't r...

  • Lily ??

    ✨ My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don’t knowhow to ask. There are answersI don’t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin’ | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks

    Wow! I've never read books in verse, and I normally don't even like poetry, but this one definitely packs a punch! I loved it.The feminist themes of a girl without her place, mixed with hints of mytho...

  • Marquise

    Quite an original way of retelling the Baba Yaga tale in verse, mixing the old Russian folktale with a modern world setting and giving Baba Yaga a protégée that's an escapee girl, Natasha, who flees...

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    I’ve always loved the story of Baba Yaga, and I never seem to tire of stories told in verse, a storytelling-through-poetry method that works beautifully for whimsical, dark fairytales like this one....

  • Sarah

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious!...

  • unknown

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time,that oldest and truest of lies."...

  • Theresa

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn’t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga — and it’s writt...

  • Jennifer

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches....