Baba Yaga by Katya Arnold

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Based on Russian folktales collected by Aleksandr Afanas'ev and illustrated in a bold, primitive style inspired by 17th-century Russian folk art, this story of the fearsome witch Baba Yaga is a memorable introduction to one of the most celebrated figures in Russian folklore. Full color throughout.

About Katya Arnold

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Katya Arnold was born in Moscow and became an artist at age twelve. She has written and illustrated many books for children, including Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale and Me Too!: Two Small Stories About Small Animals. She has also written two nonfiction books, Let's Find It!: My First Nature Guide and Katya's Book of Mushrooms, drawing on her passion for the natural world.When she is not writing and illustrating, Ms. Arnold teaches art to children at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn and to elephants in Thailand through the Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project, an organization founded by her husband, the artist Alex Melamid. She lives in New York City with her family.
Published September 1, 1993 by North-South Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A Russian-born artist draws on the classic Afanas'ev ``Tereshichka'' (here called ``Tishka'') for a disarmingly direct and authentic introduction to the well-known witch.

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Less compelling than Patricia Polacco's Babushka Baba Yaga (Children's Forecasts, July 12), which also features the witch of Russian legend, Arnold's rather thin story is noteworthy chiefly for the in

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Here, Baba Yaga kidnaps Tishka, beloved son of an elderly couple, and takes him to her shack so that her daughter can cook him up for supper.

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