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

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

Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse Reviews

  • Christy Lenzi
    Nov 13, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I?m a little unsure how much I actually like this but it was definitely worth reading. This defies so many expectations and challenges how we approach fairy tales, storytelling, right and wrong, love and loss, prose and poetry. This is definitely the type of story that needs to be re...

    Oooooooh this. This is such a beautiful little book. Of course I'd suspect nothing less from Jane Yolen, who is an impossibly prolific GENIUS. It's such a fast read, but it's the kind of story that leaves you feeling saturated with it, with the atmosphere and emotion. The kind of story...

    Beautifully written. I wanted more. I wanted a pace that gave permission for more, that allowed space for the full story. Felt cursory. But still. Beautiful. ...

  • Penny Ramirez
    Nov 28, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I?m a little unsure how much I actually like this but it was definitely worth reading. This defies so many expectations and challenges how we approach fairy tales, storytelling, right and wrong, love and loss, prose and poetry. This is definitely the type of story that needs to be re...

    Oooooooh this. This is such a beautiful little book. Of course I'd suspect nothing less from Jane Yolen, who is an impossibly prolific GENIUS. It's such a fast read, but it's the kind of story that leaves you feeling saturated with it, with the atmosphere and emotion. The kind of story...

    Beautifully written. I wanted more. I wanted a pace that gave permission for more, that allowed space for the full story. Felt cursory. But still. Beautiful. ...

    Original and fascinating. A treat for anyone who is familiar with fairytales and the folklore surrounding Baba Yaga. Full review to come! ...

    Lyrical and haunting. A beautiful merging of today and "storyland". ...

  • Marzie
    Oct 28, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I?m a little unsure how much I actually like this but it was definitely worth reading. This defies so many expectations and challenges how we approach fairy tales, storytelling, right and wrong, love and loss, prose and poetry. This is definitely the type of story that needs to be re...

    Oooooooh this. This is such a beautiful little book. Of course I'd suspect nothing less from Jane Yolen, who is an impossibly prolific GENIUS. It's such a fast read, but it's the kind of story that leaves you feeling saturated with it, with the atmosphere and emotion. The kind of story...

    Beautifully written. I wanted more. I wanted a pace that gave permission for more, that allowed space for the full story. Felt cursory. But still. Beautiful. ...

    Original and fascinating. A treat for anyone who is familiar with fairytales and the folklore surrounding Baba Yaga. Full review to come! ...

    Lyrical and haunting. A beautiful merging of today and "storyland". ...

    Grocery store pumpkins are at high tide, and the aisles are stuffed with bags of fun-sized candy. Shorter days are bringing windy nights, apple cider, and scary stories told by the fire. In celebration of the season, we declare this ?Crone Appreciation Week? here at Fiction Unbound...

    This review was originally posted on BookNest.eu I was offered an e-ARC of Finding Baba Yaga in return for an honest review and took it on a whim due to a life-long fascination with the old witch. As I?ve mentioned in previous reviews, I have a great fondness for Slavic and Russia...

    One day it finally comes to an end for Natasha or ?Nasty? as her high school peers call her. She can no longer endure the unkind words, the soap in the mouth, the names. Her mother and father give her these things too and she is filled with shame. It might be easier to stay or it m...

    "This Is Not a Fairy Tale Expect no princes*, Expect no magic rings Expect no glass slippers Expect no fairy godmothers Expect no singing dwarfs Expect no dragons." *Well, maybe you should expect one, because every tale with a Vasilisa must have a prince. But Vasilisa is not o...

  • Leah Rachel von Essen
    Sep 30, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

  • Sarah
    Oct 18, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Michelle
    Dec 04, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I?m a little unsure how much I actually like this but it was definitely worth reading. This defies so many expectations and challenges how we approach fairy tales, storytelling, right and wrong, love and loss, prose and poetry. This is definitely the type of story that needs to be re...

    Oooooooh this. This is such a beautiful little book. Of course I'd suspect nothing less from Jane Yolen, who is an impossibly prolific GENIUS. It's such a fast read, but it's the kind of story that leaves you feeling saturated with it, with the atmosphere and emotion. The kind of story...

  • Marquise
    Nov 01, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • TheYALibrarian
    Nov 18, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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

    "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...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

  • Filip
    Aug 26, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I?m a little unsure how much I actually like this but it was definitely worth reading. This defies so many expectations and challenges how we approach fairy tales, storytelling, right and wrong, love and loss, prose and poetry. This is definitely the type of story that needs to be re...

    Oooooooh this. This is such a beautiful little book. Of course I'd suspect nothing less from Jane Yolen, who is an impossibly prolific GENIUS. It's such a fast read, but it's the kind of story that leaves you feeling saturated with it, with the atmosphere and emotion. The kind of story...

    Beautifully written. I wanted more. I wanted a pace that gave permission for more, that allowed space for the full story. Felt cursory. But still. Beautiful. ...

    Original and fascinating. A treat for anyone who is familiar with fairytales and the folklore surrounding Baba Yaga. Full review to come! ...

    Lyrical and haunting. A beautiful merging of today and "storyland". ...

    Grocery store pumpkins are at high tide, and the aisles are stuffed with bags of fun-sized candy. Shorter days are bringing windy nights, apple cider, and scary stories told by the fire. In celebration of the season, we declare this ?Crone Appreciation Week? here at Fiction Unbound...

    This review was originally posted on BookNest.eu I was offered an e-ARC of Finding Baba Yaga in return for an honest review and took it on a whim due to a life-long fascination with the old witch. As I?ve mentioned in previous reviews, I have a great fondness for Slavic and Russia...

  • Jennifer
    Sep 29, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    "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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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; ...

  • Erin
    Sep 29, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • CS Peterson
    Oct 28, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I?m a little unsure how much I actually like this but it was definitely worth reading. This defies so many expectations and challenges how we approach fairy tales, storytelling, right and wrong, love and loss, prose and poetry. This is definitely the type of story that needs to be re...

    Oooooooh this. This is such a beautiful little book. Of course I'd suspect nothing less from Jane Yolen, who is an impossibly prolific GENIUS. It's such a fast read, but it's the kind of story that leaves you feeling saturated with it, with the atmosphere and emotion. The kind of story...

    Beautifully written. I wanted more. I wanted a pace that gave permission for more, that allowed space for the full story. Felt cursory. But still. Beautiful. ...

    Original and fascinating. A treat for anyone who is familiar with fairytales and the folklore surrounding Baba Yaga. Full review to come! ...

    Lyrical and haunting. A beautiful merging of today and "storyland". ...

    Grocery store pumpkins are at high tide, and the aisles are stuffed with bags of fun-sized candy. Shorter days are bringing windy nights, apple cider, and scary stories told by the fire. In celebration of the season, we declare this ?Crone Appreciation Week? here at Fiction Unbound...

  • Zoe Zamora
    Nov 02, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I?m a little unsure how much I actually like this but it was definitely worth reading. This defies so many expectations and challenges how we approach fairy tales, storytelling, right and wrong, love and loss, prose and poetry. This is definitely the type of story that needs to be re...

  • Sophie Anderson
    May 24, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Nov 06, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I?m a little unsure how much I actually like this but it was definitely worth reading. This defies so many expectations and challenges how we approach fairy tales, storytelling, right and wrong, love and loss, prose and poetry. This is definitely the type of story that needs to be re...

    Oooooooh this. This is such a beautiful little book. Of course I'd suspect nothing less from Jane Yolen, who is an impossibly prolific GENIUS. It's such a fast read, but it's the kind of story that leaves you feeling saturated with it, with the atmosphere and emotion. The kind of story...

    Beautifully written. I wanted more. I wanted a pace that gave permission for more, that allowed space for the full story. Felt cursory. But still. Beautiful. ...

    Original and fascinating. A treat for anyone who is familiar with fairytales and the folklore surrounding Baba Yaga. Full review to come! ...

    Lyrical and haunting. A beautiful merging of today and "storyland". ...

    Grocery store pumpkins are at high tide, and the aisles are stuffed with bags of fun-sized candy. Shorter days are bringing windy nights, apple cider, and scary stories told by the fire. In celebration of the season, we declare this ?Crone Appreciation Week? here at Fiction Unbound...

    This review was originally posted on BookNest.eu I was offered an e-ARC of Finding Baba Yaga in return for an honest review and took it on a whim due to a life-long fascination with the old witch. As I?ve mentioned in previous reviews, I have a great fondness for Slavic and Russia...

    One day it finally comes to an end for Natasha or ?Nasty? as her high school peers call her. She can no longer endure the unkind words, the soap in the mouth, the names. Her mother and father give her these things too and she is filled with shame. It might be easier to stay or it m...

  • Christina Reid
    Oct 28, 2018

    "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...

    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...

    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...

    ? 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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! ...

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I?m a little unsure how much I actually like this but it was definitely worth reading. This defies so many expectations and challenges how we approach fairy tales, storytelling, right and wrong, love and loss, prose and poetry. This is definitely the type of story that needs to be re...

    Oooooooh this. This is such a beautiful little book. Of course I'd suspect nothing less from Jane Yolen, who is an impossibly prolific GENIUS. It's such a fast read, but it's the kind of story that leaves you feeling saturated with it, with the atmosphere and emotion. The kind of story...

    Beautifully written. I wanted more. I wanted a pace that gave permission for more, that allowed space for the full story. Felt cursory. But still. Beautiful. ...

    Original and fascinating. A treat for anyone who is familiar with fairytales and the folklore surrounding Baba Yaga. Full review to come! ...