Chapter Book/Firebird: Adventure One
by Julia Gousseva
Growing up, I loved Russian fairy-tales, but when I tried reading them to my son, in Arizona, he wasn't impressed. The stories felt foreign and dated to both of us. But I still loved the characters and the magic of these fairy-tales, so I decided to write a series aimed at American kids.
Firebird: Adventure One is the first book in the series. In it, ten-year-old Alex and his nine-year-old sister Katie discover a portal that leads them into the magical world of the Firebird. That world quickly becomes dangerous. The kids search for the way back, but instead find Baba Yaga, the Russian witch.
"We got a little lost," Alex says to Baba Yaga.
"And now you may get a little eaten!" she responds.
Can Alex and Katie get back to their aunt's house? Or will they become Baba Yaga's latest victims?
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