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The House with Chicken Legs BLOG TOUR!

This Sunday marks the start of The House with Chicken Legs blog tour! I had such fun writing these posts; each one focuses on one of my favourite Russian fairy tales & what it means to me (plus a few bonus posts about other things). HUGE THANKS to all the amazing bloggers for hosting & to my amazing publicist Fritha Lindqvist for organising!

Here’s the list of brilliant blogs I’ll be visiting, and I’ll update this page with links to posts throughout the tour. I hope you enjoy reading them!


Links to posts:

Why I Love Fairy Tales and My Top Tips for Writing Your Own  (Just Imagine)

The Importance of Fairy Tales, and Five Top Tips for Sharing Them (National Share a Story Month / Federation of Children’s Book Groups)

Vasilisa The Priest’s Daughter (on challenging stereotypes) (Miss Cleveland is Reading)

Interview (Drawing on Books)

The Cat Who Became Head-Forester (on the dangers of a single narrative) (A Little But a Lot)

Interview (Minerva Reads)

Vasilisa the Beautiful (on ambiguous villains) (That Boy Can Teach)

The Death of Koschei the Deathless (on untold stories) (Read it Daddy)

The Tale of the Silver Saucer and the Transparent Apple (on injustice and resilience) (The Teaching Booth)

Sadko (on the power of music) (Family Bookworms)

Interview (Family Bookworms)

Ruslan and Ludmila (on layered stories) (Sister Spooky)

Baba Yaga (on kindness) (Library Mice)

The Lime Tree (on magic in the natural world) (Library Girl and Book Boy)

The Crane and the Heron (on seizing the day) (Book Lover Jo)

The Gigantic Turnip (on community) (Mr Ripley’s Enchanted Books)

The Snow Maiden (on love and happiness) & Author Q&A (The Reader Teacher)

The Armless Maiden (on the transformative power of fairy tales) (Book Monster Ally)

Vasilisa the Beautiful (on metaphors) (Mr Davies Reads)

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (on friendship) (My Little Library in the Attic)

I’ve collated the Fairy Tale posts into one document here: Fifteen Russian Fairy Tales and What They Mean to Me