Egg & Spoon

Egg & Spoon

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“A beautiful reminder that fairy tales are at their best when they illuminate the precarious balance between lighthearted childhood and the darkness and danger of adulthood.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside, and there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying a cornucopia of food, untold wealth, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511307925
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

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 many books for children, including What-the-Dickens, which was a New York Times bestseller. Gregory Maguire lives outside Boston.


Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

June 9, 1954

Place of Birth:

Albany, New York


B.A., SUNY at Albany, 1976; M.A., Simmons College, 1978; Ph.D., Tufts University, 1990

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Egg & Spoon 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
janedit More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read in a long time. Blending Russian folktales with a Princess and the Pauper plot in a frame story, mixed with gentle humor, social commentary, and an outrageous Baba Yaga, this novel is superb! I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It a great read it drags on at times but the characters created are so vibrant with personality i would totally recommend. The only problem with me is that at times it dragged on, but the wit of baba yaga constantly kept me laughing
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
This was a really interesting, imaginative fun read. Dragon, witch, adventures galore. :) Everything takes place in Russia. It has a rich girl and peasant girl and a quest and more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of the grammar mistakes that were in my story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I don't know. What do you want to do?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't care. You pick.