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by Andreas Johns

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Title:Baba Yaga: The Ambiguous Mother and Witch of the Russian Folktale (International Folkloristics, V. 3)
Authors:Andreas Johns
Info:Peter Lang Publishing (2004), Paperback, 368 pages
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The maid sends the girl into the forest hoping she would not come back but she did. She helped a dog and gate on the way in and they helped her on the way out. I kind of like this story and would use it in my classroom because it shows that if you help others they will help you. Grades 4-5.
  AmandaHempleman | Nov 8, 2013 |
Russian Review; Jul2005, Vol. 64 Issue 3
  imnotawitch | Nov 20, 2005 |
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Baba Yaga is a well-known witch from the folklore tradition of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. A fascinating and colorful character, she resembles witches of other traditions but is in many ways unique. Living in the forest in a hut that stands and moves on chicken legs, she travels in a mortar with a pestle and sweeps away her tracks with a broom. In some tales she tries to harm the protagonist, while in others she is helpful. This book investigates the image and ambiguity of Baba Yaga in detail and considers the meanings she has for East Slavic culture. Providing a broad survey of folktales and other sources, it is the most thorough study of Baba Yaga yet published and will be of interest to students of anthropology, comparative literature, folklore, and Slavic and East European studies.

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"Baba Yaga is a well-known witch from the folklore tradition of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. She resembles witches of other traditions but is in many ways unique. Living in the forest in a hut that stands and moves on chicken legs, she travels in a mortar with a pestle and sweeps away her tracks with a broom. In some tales she tries to harm the protagonist, while in others she is helpful. This book investigates the image and ambiguity of Baba Yaga in detail and considers the meanings she has for East Slavic culture. Providing a broad survey of folktales and other sources, it will be of interest to students of anthropology, comparative literature, folklore, and Slavic and East European studies."--BOOK JACKET.

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