First Chapter, First Paragraph Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse by Jane Yollen

First Chapter, First Paragraph

Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse

By Jane Yollen

First Chapter, First Paragraph

You Think You Know This Story

You think you know this story.
You do not.
You think it is about a princess who runs
from a wicked king.
It is not.

You think it is about a charming prince
who rescues, relieves, releases
a maiden from her tower.
It is not.

Surely there must be pumpkin, huntsman, coach some dwares.a troll
riding hood, ring, wand.
There is not…

Why You Should Check This Out...

If you haven’t ever read a book in verse, you should. Even though my experience reading novels in verse is not super expansive, this was a good read. It is a beautiful story. 

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