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Egg & Spoon

Egg & Spoon

  • Title: Egg & Spoon
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  • ISBN : 9780763672201
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 475 pages


A fantasy set in Tsarist Russia.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 tra A fantasy set in Tsarist Russia.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 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


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




Egg & Spoon Reviews (31)

  • Your life story is really about how the hands of history caught you up, played with you, and you with them History plays for keeps individuals play for time Prepare for a journey in the mystical land of Russia in the era of the Tsars A land of fairy tales and magical creatures A land of mor [..]

  • The best part of the book are the characters they are all interesting and well portrayed, and I was both charmed and fascinated by Baba Yaga The dialogue also is snappy and amusing so much so, it seemed at time like a stage production as much as a novel plenty of physical humour added to this effect [..]

  • Gregory Maguire s Egg Spoon is a rich and layered story, full of gorgeous images and sentences, a matryoshka doll sort of tale That is, like those nested dolls that show up themselves in the story one inside the other, this book involves bits and pieces of stories, one inside the other and then comi [..]

  • I d never heard of this book before until I randomly seen it in Barnes and Noble months ago The cover is so beautiful and different, I d never seen anything like it I was so extremely interested in this book that I actually read the synopsis, something I rarely do I loved the synopsis and I knew I h [..]

  • I am a huge fan of Gregory Maguire s Wicked , though I think some of his other books kind of werenot at good So I was very curious to read this one and to see if it was capable of living up to its promise In short yes and no.I loved the writing overall it definitely reminded me of an old fashioned f [..]

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