Egg & Spoon
Egg & Spoon

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Annotation: In 1905 czarist Russia, an impoverished country girl Elena and the aristocratic Ekatrina meet and set in motion an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and the witch Baba Yaga.
Catalog Number: #105313
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2015
Pages: 475 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-7636-8016-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-88898-1
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-7636-8016-9 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-88898-2
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2014931834
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
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Word Count: 111,262
Reading Level: 5.6
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.6 / points: 17.0 / quiz: 168143 / grade: Middle Grades+
Reading Counts!: reading level:4.3 / points:25.0 / quiz:Q64342
Lexile: 700L
Guided Reading Level: Y
Fountas & Pinnell: Y

Discussion Guide: Egg & Spoon Discussion Guide

“A beautiful reminder that fairy tales are at their best when they illuminate the precarious balance between lighthearted childhood and the darkness and danger of adulthood.” — School Library Journal(starred review)

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside, and there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying a cornucopia of food, untold wealth, 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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