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Egg & Spoon Kindle Edition
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|Length: 497 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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|Age Level: 12 and up||Grade Level: 7 - 9|
About the Author
Gregory Maguire is the author of the incredibly popular books in the Wicked Years series, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which inspired the musical. He is also the author of many books for children, including What-the-Dickens, which was a New York Times bestseller. Gregory Maguire lives outside Boston. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
Set in early 20th-century Russia, a captivating blend of fantasy and reality. ― The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00NAUYCUQ
- Publisher : Walker Books; 0 edition (16 October 2014)
- Language: : English
- File size : 5778 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 497 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 223,311 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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AmazingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 December 2016
This was a fabulous book. As a kid I ...Reviewed in Canada on 3 September 2016
This was a fabulous book. As a kid I read many fairy tales featuring Baba Yaga, and always wondered what her side of the story might be. She is always portrayed as an evil being with no real personality. In this story, her personality and her wit shine through. Baba and her familiar, the kitten Meowster, are absolutely hilarious, and the tale itself is a romp through a magical world that made me wish for more.
Couldn't put the book down.Reviewed in Canada on 8 February 2017
Best book I've read in a long time. Nobody tells a tale the way Gregory Maguire does. His imagination, his humour and his compassion make him, I my humble opinion, one of the greatest writers of our time.
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Over written, only makes 1/2 sense. To many stories going on in one book. YuckReviewed in the United States on 21 January 2018
This book started out o.k. 1/2 way through it had so many other stories going on that it wasn't fun to read. I am having to force myself to finish this heap of run on sentences, verbose discriptions, and totally insane story plot. Baba Yaba doesn't belong in this story and neither does the snow dragon. To much added and nothing really developed. I dislike this book. It lost its appeal about 1/2 way. As a kindergarten teacher for 37 years, I can tell you this would not fly with children. Or few adults. His loading of sentences with every large word he can find spoils this. It gets so heavy with words it's hard to drag the story along. Not a book I would recommend nor want to keep. waste of so many words.
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A masterpiece of literature!Reviewed in the United States on 13 September 2014
Every sentence is a pleasure to read. His prose are superiorly entertaining. MaGuire has the gift of using irony, humor, sarcasm and wit in everything he writes. His characters are smart and speak volumes for all social classes and their challenges. MaGuire makes you think. His characters are strong. His characters shine with common sense and the wisdom that is found by living and making due with what fate hands them. "Egg & Spoon" is a shining light on the goodness of humanity while facing difficult circumstances. Like all of Maguire's books, "Egg & Spoon" is a thinking persons book. It's more than just fantasy. It's real life sufferings being met by the best of the human spirit. "Egg & Spoon" is a must read for all ages. If your a young adult there are many life lessons to be learned. If your an adult with all the trappings and stresses thereof, then it's a soothing tonic of escapism with brillant writing. MaGuire does not patronize nor talk down to his audience, he elevates them by engaging the reader to think and "read between the lines" with a wink and nudge to both the young and old. "Egg & Spoon" is quite simply, a brilliant piece of literature on a higher plain than the recent norm in the young adult genre. Teen werewolves and dystopian societies are entertaining. We all enjoy junk food from time to time, however it's nice to finally be fed from the hands of a gourmet chef. "Egg & Spoon" is pure gourmet literature that should be studied in classrooms everywhere from here after.
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