A Question of Magic
Serafina was living the normal life of a village girl, when she gets a mysterious letter--her first letter ever, in fact--from a great aunt she's never heard of in another village. Little does 'Fina know, her great aunt is actually a Baba Yaga, a magical witch who lives in an even more magical... show more
Serafina was living the normal life of a village girl, when she gets a mysterious letter--her first letter ever, in fact--from a great aunt she's never heard of in another village. Little does 'Fina know, her great aunt is actually a Baba Yaga, a magical witch who lives in an even more magical cottage.Summoned to the cottage, Serafina's life takes an amazing turn as she finds herself becoming the new Baba Yaga. But leaving behind home and the boy she loves isn't easy, and as Serafina grows into her new and magical role answering the first question any stranger might ask her with the truth, she also learns about the person she's meant to be, and that telling the future doesn't always mean knowing the right answers.In her inimitable and bestselling way, ED Baker has crafted a funny and romantic story that combines some fabulous details from the original Slavic tale, with an all new spin!
Publish date: October 1st 2013
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Middle grade fantasy in which a young girl ends up becoming the next Baba Yaga. But it’s more complicated and dangerous than that initially sounds. This was an interesting mix of light-hearted and serious, which I think actually works really well for the target audience. I have some small reservati...
A very interesting premise based on Russian mythology. Baker takes the cautionary tale of Baba Yaga and spins it into a curse that young Serafina must cope with when she is thrust into the job. She can answer the first question anyone asks of her, but only one. Not only that, doing so causes her to ...
A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker is a middle grade retelling of the Baba Yaga legend and it is just too cute! I’m a fan of wittiness in normally inanimate objects, so talking skulls that bit unwanted neighbors and liked to get polished was just awesome. A Question of Magic seemed to tell an interes...