The House with Chicken Legs Resources and Activities:
Teaching Ideas by Ashley Booth, published by Teach Primary
You can read the prologue of The House with Chicken Legs at the Usborne website.
Could you live in a House with Chicken Legs? Quiz on the BookTrust website.
Shchi for Marinka: a recipe by Chez Maximka inspired by The House with Chicken Legs
Year 6 Unit of Work by Teacher Jenny Flavell
The Girl who Speaks Bear Resources:
Character images to print for displays: Girl, Weasel, Owl, Elk & Wolf
A piece on the folklore that inspired The Girl Who Speaks Bear, written for the FCBG
Pryaniki for Yanka (Russian spiced cookies): a recipe by Chez Maximka inspired by The Girl who Speaks Bear
Creative Writing Resources and Activities:
Other Resources and Links:
The Importance of Fairy Tales, and Five Top Tips for Sharing Them: a piece I wrote for National Share a Story Month / Federation of Children’s Book Groups
7 enchanting children’s books based on fairy tales: a piece I wrote for BookTrust
A blog post by James Mayhew, inspired by The House with Chicken Legs, bursting with references to wonderful Russian art, music and stories.
I have a few pinterest boards, mostly of fairy tale artwork.
The 1964 Russian film Morozco (found on YouTube) has a comical scene 44 minutes into the movie where the hero Ivan meets Baba Yaga and her house. 53 minutes in Baba Yaga gives Ivan a coat and magic sleigh, and at 1.10 Baba flies in her mortar and pestle.
Baba Yaga Has Tea with Kostchai the Deathless: a poem by Jane Yolen.