Baba Yaga Tales
Retold and illustrated by
108 Pages, ISBN 978 1 983700 72 9
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017
Baba Yaga has fascinated me ever since I read her stories as a child - the images created of this
unique witch were fantastic. Who wouldn't want to live in a house on chicken legs, that can
turn or walk from place to place whenever you wanted it to? And flying around in a mortar that
moves when pounded with the pestle? Simply wonderful. I also found it interesting that Baba Yaga
- unlike the witches in other fairy tales - is not necessarily evil, but actually helps out the
characters in some stories, under the right conditions. When I began telling stories professionally,
Baba Yaga quickly took her place in my repertoire.
As with all fairy tales, several varieties of Baba Yaga tales exist.
Many stories include her only as a minor character. Each story in this collection
has distinct elements of the Baba Yaga legend. I hope you find them as fascinating as I do!
(The text above comes from the back of the book)