Baba Yaga’s Assistant

babaAuthor: McCoola, Marika
Pub. Date: 2016
Pages: 136
List Price: 20
Suggested Grades: 5 to 9
FICTION – (Included in the Middle and Secondary Extra Packages – hardcover)

“This graphic novel follows the story of Masha, a young teen. After the death of her grandmother, Masha doesn’t know what to do with her life. Her father is absent, more involved with his fiancĂ© than his daughter. When Masha discovers an ad seeking an assistant for Baba Yaga, she ventures into the woods to apply. To earn her place, Masha must pass a series of tests, outfox a territorial bear, and make dinner for her host. No easy task, with children on the menu!

Spooky and poignant, Marika McCoola’s stunning debut-with richly layered art by acclaimed graphic artist Emily Carroll-is a storytelling feat and a visual feast.”

Kirkus Starred Review“A magnificently magical must-read for all fairy-tale fans.”