Exciting stories from around the world told in fewer than 180 words, suitable for children who are starting to read independently. The series introduces readers to stories from other cultures and encourages them to find where the story comes from on a map. This tale comes from Russia. Baba Yaga is a mean witch who likes eating children! One day, a girl called Anya comes to Baba Yaga's hut. Can she escape being dinner? The tale has echoes of Hansel and Gretel where the child must escape the nasty witch. Puzzles at the back of the book encourage children to reread and retell the story in their own words, and helps build vocabulary by matching words to characters.
Martin Waddell is known and respected the world over for his stunning storytelling. He wrote Farmer Duck and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? both of which won the Smarties Prize, and the bestselling Owl Babies. Martin lives in Northern Ireland.