Vasilissa the Beautiful by Elizabeth Winthrop
A Russian Folktale

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A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasilissa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga.
 

About Elizabeth Winthrop

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Author Elizabeth Winthrop grew up in Washington, D. C., and has written over 50 works of fiction for all ages. She has won numerous awards including the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, the California Young Readers Medal and the Jane Addams Peace Prize Honor Book. Many of her children's books are based on her childhood memories and the experiences of her children and other children she has talked to. Her book Belinda's Hurricane is based on the time she lived through a hurricane with her grandmother on an island off the coast of Connecticut. I Think He Likes Me is based on her daughter's reaction to her younger brother when he was brought home from the hospital. Her most popular books are The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle. Alexander Koshkin has illustrated several books for Clarion. He lives in Moscow, Russia.
 
Published January 1, 1991 by HarperCollins. 36 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Three mysterious riders mark the passage of each day at Baba Yaga's house, which is surrounded with glowing skulls--one of which Vasilissa finally takes home, where it demolishes her enemies.

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