Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse

Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse

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
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About Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset


    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse Reviews

  • 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...

  • Charles Lint

    Jane Yolen’s Finding Baba Yaga opens with:You think you know this story.You do not.We start with a broken home and a troubled teenage girl who manages to escape it. She ends up living with the ancie...

  • 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...

  • TheYALibrarian

    Rating 4 StarsARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words...

  • 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!...

  • Ashley

    As far as I can remember I've never read a novel or a novella in verse before. The speed the verse novella format gave to the story was quite enjoyable, you're whisked along at a brisk pace like a her...