Resources

The House With Chicken Legs Resources

The Girl Who Speaks Bear Resources

The Castle of Tangled Magic Resources

Creative Writing Resources

Recipes

Fairy Tale Resources

Other Resources and Links

The House with chicken legs resources

The House With Chicken Legs Teachers’ Notes, produced by Usborne

The House with Chicken Legs CILIP Carnegie Shadowing Resources, produced by CLPE

Baba Yaga Factsheet

Design Your Own Home With Legs Activity Sheet

Glossary of Russian words used in The House with Chicken Legs

Q & A with Sophie Anderson about The House with Chicken Legs

House with Chicken Legs Colouring Sheet

Russian Foods Wordsearch

Video Masterclasses and Scheme of Work by Authorfy (external link)

Teaching Ideas by Ashley Booth, published by Teach Primary

The House With Chicken Legs Reading Session by Ashley Booth

You can read the prologue of The House with Chicken Legs at the Usborne website.

Guide the Sole (A Yaga Game)

Could you live in a House with Chicken Legs? BookTrust Quiz (external link)

the girl who speaks bear resources

A video of me reading the prologue of The Girl who Speaks Bear (external link)

A video of me reading one of the short folk tales in The Girl who Speaks Bear to celebrate Wales Book of the Year (external link)

Glossary of Russian words used in The Girl who Speaks Bear

Anatoly’s Map of The Snow Forest from The Girl Who Speaks Bear

The Girl Who Speaks Bear Reading Session by Ashley Booth

A piece on the folklore that inspired The Girl Who Speaks Bear, written for the FCBG (external link)

Posters to print for displays: Meet The Herd version 1 / Meet The Herd version 2

Character images to print for displays: Girl, Weasel, Owl, Elk & Wolf (click to download word documents)

the castle of tangled magic resources

Read-Along resource page with videos and activities

An article on the National Geographic website about the centuries-old wooden buildings that inspired Castle Mila (external link)

Wikipedia entry about Ruslan and Ludmila – an epic fairy tale written in verse by Alexander Pushkin in 1820, that inspired The Castle of Tangled Magic (external link)

creative writing resources

Reimagine a Fairy Tale Worksheet

Reimagining Fairy Tales 1: Change the Setting Worksheet

Reimagining Fairy Tales 2: Telling the Villain’s Story Worksheet

Reimagine a Fairy Tale Villain Worksheet

Five Russian Fairytale Characters to Inspire Creative Writing (with Writing Prompts)

recipes

Pryaniki for Yanka by Chez Maximka

Baba’s Vegetable Borsch Recipe

Marinka’s Spiced Honey Bread Recipe

Shchi for Marinka: a recipe by Chez Maximka inspired by The House with Chicken Legs (external link)

Pryaniki for Yanka (Russian spiced cookies): a recipe by Chez Maximka inspired by The Girl who Speaks Bear (external link)

fairy tale resources

Fifteen Russian Fairy Tales and What They Mean to Me

Five Fairy Tales that Smash Stereotypes: a piece I wrote for Waterstones Blog (external link)

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 (external link)

7 enchanting children’s books based on fairy tales: a piece I wrote for BookTrust (external link)

A blog post by James Mayhew, bursting with references to wonderful Russian art, music and stories (external link)

other resources and links

I have a few pinterest boards, mostly of fairy tale artwork.

I have a few playlists on YouTube, including a selection of Baba Yaga inspired music.

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 (external link)