My Books

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THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS, published by Usborne, has been a Book of the Week in The Sunday Times, The Week Junior and The Phoenix Comic; and a Book of the Month in The Bookseller, The Guardian, Just Imagine Story Centre, and was chosen as Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month, May 2018.


“Enticing, a little bit dangerous, and thrumming with possibilities.” 

Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars

Twelve-year-old Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. The only people Marinka meets are dead, and they disappear when her grandmother, Baba Yaga, guides them through The Gate. Marinka wants to change her destiny, but her house has other ideas…

You can read the prologue at Usborne’s website here, and the book is available to purchase from WaterstonesFoylesAmazon, or other book stores.

Below is a magical, animated version of the UK cover; illustrated by the brilliant Melissa Castrillón, designed by Katharine Millichope at Usborne, and brought to life by videographer Penelope Mazza.


And here is a sneak peek of the gorgeous internal illustrations by Elisa Paganelli:

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8 thoughts on “My Books

  1. Yesterday I found this book in Edinburgh book shop. 🙂 Slavic Mythology book in UK book shop? 🙂 Lovely! I love Baba Yaga. Thank you for this book and I’m waiting for the next books. 🙂


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