Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I Want to Read It (60): Baba Yaga's Assistant

I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be-read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.

Baba Yoga's Assistant by Marika McCoola and illustrated by Emily Carroll, August 4, 2015. Published by Candlewick Press. Source: Want to read it.
ASSISTANT WANTED ASAPMust have skills in hauling, obeying orders, cooking, and cleaning. Magical talent a bonus. Must be good with heights. Enter Baba Yaga's house to apply. 
Most children think twice before braving a haunted wood filled with terrifying beasties to match wits with a witch, but not Masha. Her beloved grandma taught her many things: that stories are useful, that magic is fickle, and that nothing is too difficult or too dirty to clean. The fearsome witch of folklore needs an assistant, and Masha needs an adventure. She may be clever enough to enter Baba Yaga's house on chicken legs, but within its walls, deceit is the rule. To earn her place, Masha must pass a series of tests, outfox a territorial bear, and make dinner for her host. No easy task, with children on the menu! 

Goodreads seems determined to bring up all the old books that I've missed over the years. Example: Baba Yaga's Assistant by Marika McCoola, illustrated by Emily Carroll; I had not heard of it till I was preparing a different post and found myself on GR to gather information. Now, well now I really want to read it because it sounds fascinating. Also, I'm really curious as to how Masha will stand against Baba Yaga...really, everything in the write up sounds so interesting and right up my alley. 

Have you read Baba Yaga's Assistant? If so, what did you think of it?

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