All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with.
But that's tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the dead into the afterlife. It's even harder when you live in a house that wanders all over the world . . . carrying you with it. Even worse, Marinka is being trained to be a Yaga. That means no school, no parties--and no playmates that stick around for more than a day.
So when Marinka stumbles across the chance to make a real friend, she breaks all the rules . . . with devastating consequences. Her beloved grandmother mysteriously disappears, and it's up to Marinka to find her--even if it means making a dangerous journey to the afterlife.
- ISBN-13: 9781338209976
- ISBN-10: 1338209973
- Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
- Publish Date: February 2020
- Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
- Page Count: 272
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12