Baba Yaga, A Russian Folktale by Margaret Yatsevitch Phinney and Lydian Green. 1988 first edition.


Retold by Margaret Yatsevitch. Illustrated by Lydian Green. First edition, 1988. Mondo Publishing.

"Baba Yaga is a shrew,
She's abusive to those she'd command.
And cruel is her rule,
She's spiteful and harsh;
She controls with a heavy hand."

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"Near the thick forest, in a small hut built of logs and bark, live the good Katrina and her kind father. At night he tells her stories of the evil Baba Yaga, who dwells deep within the forest in a house that stands on chicken legs."

In this telling of the Russian folktale, the family's housemaid, under the witch's spell, sends Katrina on an errand to deliver food to her aunt, hoping she'll be captured and eaten by Baba Yaga. But Katrina wins over the witch's mistreated servants, and they free her.

Educator Margaret Yatsevitch Phinney's writing encompasses both fiction and nonfiction, with a focus on creating engaging and educational content.
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Condition: Fine/Fine. Dust jacket. Illustrated cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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