Shortlisted for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the British Book Awards Children’s Fiction Book Of The Year, the Branford Boase Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award.
Cover illustration by Melissa Castrillón. Internal illustrations by Elisa Paganelli.
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…
“Heartbreaking, uplifting, and absolutely beautiful.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A thoughtfully crafted, macabre masterpiece.” School Library Journal, starred review
“Utterly magical and highly original.” The Bookseller, Children’s Book of the Month
Available from all good bookshops, including Waterstones, Blackwells, and Hive. An audiobook, read by Katherine Press, is available from Audible.
US COVER BY RED NOSE STUDIO
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