Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave has ratings and 86 reviews. Melki said: Vasilisa’s tale begins much like a Cinderella story. Left alone with an ev. Vasilisa (Russian: Василиса Прекрасная) is a Russian fairy tale collected by Alexander Baba Yaga said that Vasilisa must perform tasks to earn the fire, or be killed. She was to clean the house and yard, wash Baba Yaga’s laundry, and. Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave [Marianna Mayer, Kinuko Y. Craft] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sweet, lovely Vasilisa lives with her.

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Like some of the Grimm brothers’ grimmest, this is a very dark tale, and a gruesome fate awaits the wrong-doers.

Aug 22, Alison rated it it was amazing Shelves: With the help of her doll once more, Vasilisa managed to escape from Baba Yaga. Then she took one of the skulls, stuck it on the end of a stick and gave it to the girl, saying: Then to the child in others, whether that child resides in a young person or an adult.

Vasilisa’s final trial comes at dinner one night when Baba Yaga tells her to ask a question. Still, if the parent felt their child was mature enough to handle such bxba, then this is a book I would recommend. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Be the first to ask a question about Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave. While I really enjoyed this story, I think that it could be a bit overwhelming for younger readers as some of the language is pretty graphic.

She walked all day, until at last she came to Baba-Yaga’s hut, which stood forbidding on its large chicken legs.

A stylized and classy offeri Sweet, lovely Vasilisa lives vssilisa her jealous stepmother vasjlisa stepsisters on the edge of a dark babx inhabited by the evil witch Baba Yaga. The backgrounds, interiors and clothing are rendered in beautiful colors and patterns and an intricate style that vqsilisa every picture a wonder to behold. Sometimes she lives in a house on chicken legs and sometimes she lives in a gingerbread house.


Certainly not enough to be burned like that. She is not expected to return. That’s quite a nice mix, and the gorgeous artwork by Japanese-American artist Kinuko Y. I would not really recommend for small children, but middle grade and up would probably be okay. So, Vasilisa is sent on a terrifying errand – to fetch a light from the dreaded Baba Yaga. Two Sides to Every Story: A Baba Yaga Story. Oct 24, Callie Rose Tyler rated it it was amazing Shelves: Vasilisa’s tale begins much like a Cinderella story.

And she married the czar and lived happily ever after. When young men came wooing, the stepmother rejected them all because it was not proper for the younger to marry before the older, and none of the suitors wished to marry Vasilisa’s stepsisters. Views Read Edit View history. I listened to Bxba music, ate Russian food which I love! That’s what you came here for, isn’t it?

Vasilisa went to the corn bin and found the doll picking out the last black bits.

Vasilisa and her doll complete the tasks and the next day Baba Yaga sets another impo A Russian version of the Cinderella tale, this one finds Vasilisa being sent to Baba Yaga’s bone house to fetch a candle. For thousands of years, the sudden appearance of a ring of mushrooms was a sure sign of otherworldly presences. I’ve noticed that there are several books about Baba Yaga at our local library and we’ll have to check a few of them out. Aug 20, Bethany rated it liked it Shelves: As the skulls’ eyes began to shine, the trees groaned, the earth trembled, and there was Baba-Yaga.

Vasilisa has a supernatural aid in the doll her mother made for her. She explains, “I began to feel more freedom when using words as my paints and plots as my canvases. Vasilisa and her doll complete the tasks and the next day Baba Yaga sets another impossible task, which is also completed. She is an old crone who flies through the air on her mortar and pestle and aids people with pure hearts and eats the souls of those who come to her unclean.

Nov 07, Kat rated it it was amazing. When Vasilisa is forced to live in the house of the witch Baba Yaga, the only thing that keeps her from a miserable fate is her own kindness and purity, along with the love of her long-dead mother, represented by a magical doll. So, even though we read them to children, they are really symbolic of struggles that adults have in every day life.


Related Articles on Ancient-Origins. Baba-Yaga and Vasilisa the Fair Text only version A long time ago there lived a merchant and his wife; they had one child, a girl called Vasilisa.

Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave

The fairy tale character Vasilisa has one of the skulls with light. The tale ends on a happy note, as the Tsarevich married Vasilisa. Then brxve, she saw a horseman rushing by. Mar 12, Rafael rated it really liked it. A Baba Yaga Story flips the script by painting Vasilisa as a villain and Baba Yaga as an elderly woman who is framed by the young girl.

Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave by Marianna Mayer

In the evening the old woman came back and checked everything over. Baba Yaga sends Vasilisa home with a torch which she is supposed to give to her stepmother and sisters. Vasilisa vasikisa terribly afraid. For the animated film, see Vasilisa the Beautiful film.

I really like the different tales of Baba Yaga but I felt that this one was redundant, just another Cinderella tale, and I honestly felt disappointed after bab it.

And, much as an oyster must be disturbed by a grain of sand in order for the pearl to be created, I often choose to retell stories in which I Marianna Mayer lives in Roxbury, Connecticut. So that’s actually a bit confusing because the witch ended up helping her out. The brabe of hope that books instilled in me as a child saw me through many difficult times. I guess that was a health warning for kids.