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 A young woman discovers the power to speak up and take control of her fate?a theme that has never been mor...

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Title:Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse
Author:Jane Yolen
Rating:
Genres:Poetry
ISBN:B07B2YVF9S
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    Apr 07, 2019

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

  • Shomeret
    Dec 16, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

  • Leah Rachel von Essen
    Sep 30, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches. ...

    I don?t normally read things like this but it was very enjoyable. ...

    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse is a short, dark novel, an interesting take on the classic Baba Yaga tale. It?s very rapid, likely a novella. At the very beginning, it was a little hard to get into, but later on, the storyline picked up, and the poems got better quickly. My...

  • unknown
    Jun 11, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

  • Sarah
    Oct 18, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

  • Theresa
    Jun 03, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

  • R. G. Nairam
    Dec 20, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches. ...

    I don?t normally read things like this but it was very enjoyable. ...

    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse is a short, dark novel, an interesting take on the classic Baba Yaga tale. It?s very rapid, likely a novella. At the very beginning, it was a little hard to get into, but later on, the storyline picked up, and the poems got better quickly. My...

    Definitely a good idea for a book. I'm a HUGE Baba Yaga fan so of course I had to read this book. Sometimes it felt redundant so I dropped off a star but I loved the direction of the book. ...

    /Stories retold are stories remade./ ...

  • Marquise
    Nov 01, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Dec 06, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches. ...

    I don?t normally read things like this but it was very enjoyable. ...

    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse is a short, dark novel, an interesting take on the classic Baba Yaga tale. It?s very rapid, likely a novella. At the very beginning, it was a little hard to get into, but later on, the storyline picked up, and the poems got better quickly. My...

    Definitely a good idea for a book. I'm a HUGE Baba Yaga fan so of course I had to read this book. Sometimes it felt redundant so I dropped off a star but I loved the direction of the book. ...

    /Stories retold are stories remade./ ...

    Beautiful, wise, humorous and poignant. Everything I hoped it would be. Poems, and a story, to treasure, to ponder, and to re-read time and time again. I loved it. ...

    Jane Yolen has been working as an author for over 50 years. She has published over 300 titles, ranging from children?s books to speculative fiction (both fantasy and science fiction), and to nonfiction. She is also a poet, an instructor of writing and a reviewer of children?s liter...

    Finding Baba Yaga is yet another infamous fractured fairy tale from Jane Yolen. However, there?s a twist on this one. The entire tale is told in verse form, flowing from page to page in an intricate, quick, and charming read. Jane Yolen is well known for her ability to take a fair...

  • Nicholas Kotar
    Nov 12, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

  • Ghoul Von Horror
    Nov 29, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches. ...

    I don?t normally read things like this but it was very enjoyable. ...

    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse is a short, dark novel, an interesting take on the classic Baba Yaga tale. It?s very rapid, likely a novella. At the very beginning, it was a little hard to get into, but later on, the storyline picked up, and the poems got better quickly. My...

    Definitely a good idea for a book. I'm a HUGE Baba Yaga fan so of course I had to read this book. Sometimes it felt redundant so I dropped off a star but I loved the direction of the book. ...

  • Ryan
    Jan 11, 2019

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

  • TheYALibrarian
    Nov 18, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

  • Charles Lint
    Nov 25, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

  • Lily ☁️
    Oct 13, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

  • Jennifer
    Sep 29, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches. ...

  • Fran
    Sep 13, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Sep 22, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Oct 18, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    Dec 06, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

  • Erin
    Sep 29, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

  • Ashley
    Dec 03, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

  • Sally
    Nov 10, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

  • Imogene
    Nov 03, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches. ...

    I don?t normally read things like this but it was very enjoyable. ...

    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse is a short, dark novel, an interesting take on the classic Baba Yaga tale. It?s very rapid, likely a novella. At the very beginning, it was a little hard to get into, but later on, the storyline picked up, and the poems got better quickly. My...

    Definitely a good idea for a book. I'm a HUGE Baba Yaga fan so of course I had to read this book. Sometimes it felt redundant so I dropped off a star but I loved the direction of the book. ...

    /Stories retold are stories remade./ ...

    Beautiful, wise, humorous and poignant. Everything I hoped it would be. Poems, and a story, to treasure, to ponder, and to re-read time and time again. I loved it. ...

    Jane Yolen has been working as an author for over 50 years. She has published over 300 titles, ranging from children?s books to speculative fiction (both fantasy and science fiction), and to nonfiction. She is also a poet, an instructor of writing and a reviewer of children?s liter...

    Finding Baba Yaga is yet another infamous fractured fairy tale from Jane Yolen. However, there?s a twist on this one. The entire tale is told in verse form, flowing from page to page in an intricate, quick, and charming read. Jane Yolen is well known for her ability to take a fair...

    Years and years ago I took up quilting. I liked the way you could take scraps of things, leftovers from a shirt, a set of curtains, and remake them into something completely new, and beautiful. For me, reading this book was like seeing the design in that collection of disparate piec...

  • Carol
    Nov 11, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches. ...

    I don?t normally read things like this but it was very enjoyable. ...

  • LAPL Reads
    Mar 17, 2019

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches. ...

    I don?t normally read things like this but it was very enjoyable. ...

    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse is a short, dark novel, an interesting take on the classic Baba Yaga tale. It?s very rapid, likely a novella. At the very beginning, it was a little hard to get into, but later on, the storyline picked up, and the poems got better quickly. My...

    Definitely a good idea for a book. I'm a HUGE Baba Yaga fan so of course I had to read this book. Sometimes it felt redundant so I dropped off a star but I loved the direction of the book. ...

    /Stories retold are stories remade./ ...

    Beautiful, wise, humorous and poignant. Everything I hoped it would be. Poems, and a story, to treasure, to ponder, and to re-read time and time again. I loved it. ...

    Jane Yolen has been working as an author for over 50 years. She has published over 300 titles, ranging from children?s books to speculative fiction (both fantasy and science fiction), and to nonfiction. She is also a poet, an instructor of writing and a reviewer of children?s liter...

  • Maleficent (Chelsea) Lord
    Feb 03, 2019

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

  • Hamad
    Jan 21, 2019

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

  • Sophie Anderson
    May 24, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...

    Rating 4 Stars ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I can really see why Jane Yolen is so beloved by many she is knows really how to weave verses with beautiful words that tell a story. I'm personally not very familiar with the tale of Baba...

    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 an abusive father and somehow ends up in the witch's forest cottage. At first, I ...

    Says: Telling the future is dead easy, girl, easier when you?re already dead inside. Excerpt from Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yollen This is an incredible idea, but not one that you can easily plow through. It needs to be savored like a fine wine or cheese. Taste each stanza, mull...

    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. Something unique to Finding Baba Yaga, however, is the modern spin Yolen puts on it; ...

    The story of Baba Yaga - written in verse. Colour me curious! ...

    The poems didn't speak to me, which is an entirely subjective and entirely necessary quality for something like this. And I wish it had more to do with Baba Yaga and less to do with the modern narrator. The Issues? were presented too heavy-handedly, and there was not enough of the vi...

    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 hero or heroine on an adventure, very apros for a fairy tale retelling. The downs...

    "All I can start with is Once Upon a Time, that oldest and truest of lies." ...

    I aspire to be Baba Yaga one day. I?ll have to remember to look into this ?Ask Baba Yaga? column that Yolen mentions in her foreword. I think it would be quite helpful, since Baba Yaga gives beyond sage advice. Such a brilliant idea/story/tale to be written in verse. Haunting, b...

    This book is definitely haunting, it has the perfect atmosphere for a retelling of Russian mythology. I will be frank with you, I didn?t know a lot about Baba Yaga prior to reading this book. I?ve always been interested in Russian mythology, but I?m a bit intimidated by it and Ru...

    I love Jane Yolen. I have since childhood. With over 350 works to her name she is prolific writer that is a must for almost all adolescents. When she is not writing ?rip your heart out? historicals like the Devil?s Arithmetic, or cute as a button picture books, she is a master re...

    Ok, so Russian fairy tales. My favorites, obviously. And not merely because I grew up with them or because I have to because of my Russian heritage. No, they're some of the best fairy tales in the world because they're so ambiguous, confusing, and sometimes just plain crazy. But most i...

    I was super psyched to receive a galley of this YA book at BEA 2018 and it didn?t disappoint. Poor home life, runaway teen and a modern retelling of the infamous witch Baba Yaga ? and it?s written in verse! This is quite the atmospheric fairy tale with descriptive verse that is c...

    There were some strong poems about Natasha and her perspective. I could relate. But I didn't find Baba Yaga, and I didn't feel that the book was really about her. I thought that it was really about the need of the author and readers to project ourselves and our concerns on to fairy tal...

    This was a very beautiful yet sometimes confusing read. By the end I pretty much grasped the overall concept but while reading I had some rough patches. ...

    I don?t normally read things like this but it was very enjoyable. ...

    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse is a short, dark novel, an interesting take on the classic Baba Yaga tale. It?s very rapid, likely a novella. At the very beginning, it was a little hard to get into, but later on, the storyline picked up, and the poems got better quickly. My...

    Definitely a good idea for a book. I'm a HUGE Baba Yaga fan so of course I had to read this book. Sometimes it felt redundant so I dropped off a star but I loved the direction of the book. ...

    /Stories retold are stories remade./ ...

    Beautiful, wise, humorous and poignant. Everything I hoped it would be. Poems, and a story, to treasure, to ponder, and to re-read time and time again. I loved it. ...

  • María Alcaide
    Dec 28, 2018

    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 ancient witch Baba Yaga (who now appears to live in North America) and it?s the...

    "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 or perhaps powerful and kind. She lives in a nondescript hut deep in the forest. The hu...

    Things I loved: The cover Yolen'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 really have a lot of them. But perhaps it was a bit difficult to feel emoti...

    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 mythology and the general woman-witch archetype was amazing. This is a fast read, and y...

    ? My full review is now up on my blog! I have questions I don?t know how to ask. There are answers I don?t know how to hear. Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter ...

    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Living well lasts longer than love? ? I haven?t heard much about this book before getting an ARC from the publisher, which I want to take the chance to say Thanks to. ? I have finished ...

    3.5*s. Hard to rate. There a lot of things I really liked. I was going for a 4*s but I also found it a bit hard to connect to the story... In any case, I think it is a really nice read. Surprisingly, original and magical. ...