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Egg and Spoon - Gregory Maguire
Egg and Spoon
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A fantasy set in Tsarist Russia.Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their... show more
A fantasy set in Tsarist Russia.Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg — a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and — in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured — Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763672201 (0763672203)
ASIN: 763672203
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
3.0 Book 63/100: Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #33: the 16th book on your TBRI have lots of TBR lists; this one came from my MP3 audiobooks list. I got lucky as this was an audiobook I was really looking forward to listening to!Unfortunately, I struggled to maintain interest. Gregory Maguire is a good write...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Egg and Spoon
3.5This was a really interesting, imaginative fun read. Dragon, witch, adventures galore. :) Everything takes place in Russia. It has a rich girl and peasant girl and a quest and more.
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 Egg & Spoon
Karyn Silverman kept mentioning Egg & Spoon as one where she thought the historical Russian angle was well done. Having finally read it, I agree! I liked especially the way the characters interacted with with faith–the way they prayed and interceded with saints read as exactly right to me. (Somethin...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
4.0 Egg and Spoon
4.5
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