Slavic fairy tale-inspired journey of joy and sorrow, loneliness and companionship.
Sophie Anderson grew up with stories in her blood, from her mother, who is a writer, to her Prussian grandmother, whose own storytelling inspired her debut The House with Chicken Legs. Now living in the Lake District with her family, Sophie’s dream is to create stories that help young adults explore the world and fall in love with its beautiful diversity.
Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother's footsteps, but her house has other ideas.
‘Filled with warmth and spun from gossamer threads of magic’ The House with Chicken Legs is a mystical debut for Sophie Anderson and a charming addition to the Young Adult literary canon.
- Festival dates:
- 15–31 Aug 2020
- Programme launch:
- end of July