A Wolf for a Spell
The Girl Who Drank the Moon meets Pax in this fantastical tale of a wolf who forms an unlikely alliance with Baba Yaga to save the forest from a wicked tsar.
Since she was a pup, Zima has been taught to fear humans--especially witches--but when her family is threatened, she…
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Told from multiple points of view, this book is a gorgeous romp through Russian folklore. While reading this book, I had the chance to live as a wolf, a young girl, and as Baba Yaga. I got to cast spells, experience powerful forest magic, save a princess, transform into animals, and defeat a terrible king. In real life, I could never experience any of those events, but I could while reading Karah Sutton’s incredible book. I especially appreciated that the story itself came together like a puzzle, pieces fitting neatly together in unexpected ways. This one is a surprise and…
I have always been intrigued by fairytales. They help me connect with my own culture, as well as learn about others’. This book makes me feel as if I am reading a very traditional folktale, straight from the mouth of a wise, old storyteller. Told from the perspectives of multiple characters (mainly a wolf, a young girl, and the traditional witch, Baba Yaga), this story allows the reader to watch a fairytale unfold from multiple different viewpoints. Sutton intricately weaves Russian folklore with her own unique imagination to form a tapestry-like story.
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