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I’m working on adding more content here soon – if you have any suggestions or requests I’d love to hear them!
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.
Why I Love Fairy Tales and My Top Tips for Writing Your Own: a piece I wrote for Just Imagine Story Centre.
Reimagining Fairy Tale Villains: a writing starter I devised for Just Imagine Story Centre.
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
Five Fairy Tales that Smash Stereotypes: a piece I wrote for Waterstones Blog
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.
Shchi for Marinka: a recipe by Chez Maximka inspired by The House with Chicken Legs
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.
Domovoi and Kikimora: A wordless 5 minute animation made by University students, inspired by Slavic house spirits.