Bradley Stoke Community School

The House with Chicken Legs

By Sophie Anderson



Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays somewhere long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. The only people Marinka meets are dead; they disappear when her grandmother, Baba Yaga, guides them through The Gate.



Fantasy world



Betrayal, loneliness, life and death



Fantasy Fiction


Educational Aspects

  • Introduction to Russian folklore
  • Ideas surrounding human rights and friendship
  • Different cultural experiences
  • Links to CRS curriculum

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