Historical novel set mainly in Asia, London and USA
The House with Chicken Legs
Era(s): early 21st century
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019.
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019.
Shortlisted for Children’s Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019.
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…
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