Baba Yaga Tales

Retold and illustrated by

Jennifer Wiginton

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)