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Egg & Spoon - Gregory Maguire

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Published: 1st December 2014
For Ages: 12+ years old
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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 Wicked Witch of the West, which inspired the musical. He is also the author of several books for children, including What-the-Dickens, a New York Times bestseller. Gregory Maguire lives outside Boston.

A classic Christmas sofa tale to be devoured in a reindeer onesie with a selection box, yet the suffering of central Russia towards the end of the tsars' regime gives it a dark underbelly and high stakes ... Layers of story emerge like a row of matryoshka dolls while humour, wordplay and narrative voice glitter as brightly as the egg, which is by Faberge. Observer A hilarious, witty novel Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is the author of several best-selling adult novels, including Wicked, which was turned into a Broadway musical. His books for younger readers include the picture book Crabby Cratchitt, the novel The Good Liar, and the popular Hamlet Chronicles series. While writing Leaping Beauty, Mr. Maguire sadly became allergic to all creatures great and small. Now he lives in a house without pets, though he is the father of three happy, noisy small children to whom, at this writing, he has not yet developed allergies.

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ISBN: 9780763672201
ISBN-10: 0763672203
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 475
Published: 1st December 2014
Publisher: CANDLEWICK BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 16.4  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.77