Book Title: The House with Chicken Legs

Details: Author: Anderson, Sophie

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781474940665

Number of pages: 336

Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.8 x 13.2 cm

Retail Price: €8.96

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Book Details

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...


A bold and beautifully-built adventure, The House with Chicken Legs is enticing, a little bit dangerous, and thrumming with possibilities. --Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Stunningly told and superbly written this has to be one of the most accomplished debuts I have had the pleasure to read. A truly unforgettable story that will stay with me forever.-- Book Lover Jo

Utterly magical and highly original... had me reading late into the night. --The Bookseller, Children's Book of the Month

About the Author

Sophie Anderson grew up with stories in her blood, from her mother, who is a writer, to her Prussian grandmother, whose own storytelling inspired The House with Chicken Legs.

Now living in the Lake District with her family, Sophie loves walking, canoeing and daydreaming. She spends every spare minute reading, and loves to talk about books online, offline and to anyone else who will listen. Sophie's dream is to create stories that help children to explore the world and fall in love with its beautiful diversity."