Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
  

Egg & Spoon

Written by Gregory Maguire

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Master storyteller Gregory Maguire surpasses himself in a dazzling tour de force as he spins a mesmerizing, magical tale for readers of all ages.

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Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father is dead and her mother dying. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army and the other taken to serve in the house of a wealthy landowner. Elena's future is as bleak as the wastelands surrounding her village of Miersk. That is until the night of a freak storm when a majestic steam train is forced to stop at the village’s abandoned station. The train carries a fabulous Fabergé egg and Ekaterina, a girl whose fate is now entwined with Elena's. When their lives collide, a complex, funny and engrossing adventure begins. An adventure that embraces mistaken identity, the mythical Firebird, a prince travelling incognito, the awesome city of Saint Petersburg, the glacial lands of the north, and – in a starring role – Baba Yaga, the enigmatic witch of Russian folklore and her shapeshifting house, Dumb Doma, perched on chicken legs.

About the Author

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire famously reimagined Oz in Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West and its sequel, Son of a Witch. For younger readers, he has written more than a dozen novels, including the Hamlet Chronicles. He lives in Boston.

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Format

Hardback
496 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th November 2014

ISBN

9780763672201

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