Egg and Spoon - Gregory Maguire

Egg and Spoon

By Gregory Maguire

  • Release Date: 2014-09-09
  • Book Genre: Action & Adventure
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 9 Ratings)
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Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire

In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg—a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and—in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured—Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.

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Book Reviews

  • Eggcellent!

    5
    By HDulcimerchick
    Having been a fan of Gregory Maguire since Wicked, I jumped at the opportunity to buy this book. It's a wonderful tale of friendship borne of hardship, and of faith in something better to come. Eggceptional!
  • Excellent Family Time Read

    4
    By Toni FGMAMTC
    This was a really interesting, imaginative fun read. Dragon, witch, adventures galore. :) Everything takes place in Russia. It has a rich girl and peasant girl and a quest and more.

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