Title: The House with Chicken Legs
Author: Sophie Anderson
Pages: 336 Pages
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning.
For Marinka’s grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother’s footsteps, but her house has other ideas…
I bought into the hype of The House with Chicken Legs. Everyone was raving about it. Twitter went nuts. Teachers were singing its praises.
For me, I felt a little confused.
Ok so the story is of a young girl who has a destiny to become the next guardian. The one who helps the dead cross over to the other side. I don’t understand why the house had to have legs like a chicken.
Also, as one of my students who attends book group said to me, “this book could have ended half way through it.” Sadly, I have to agree.
It was not for me.
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson is available now.
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