Vassa in the night

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Publisher:
Tor Teen, a Tom Doherty and Associates book,
Pub. Date:
2016.
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description
In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they've arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now - but not Vassa's working-class neighborhood.In Vassa's neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters - and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa's stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg's help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch's curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won't be playing fair...Inspired by the Russian folktale "Vassilissa the Beautiful" and Sarah Porter's years of experience teaching creative writing to New York City students, Vassa in the Night weaves a dark yet hopeful tale about a young girl's search for home, love, and belonging.
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ISBN:
9780765380548
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.8, 15 Points
Lexile measure:
840L
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subject_facet Baba Yaga (Legendary character) -- Fiction, Fantasy fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display Vassa in the night
title_full Vassa in the night / Sarah Porter
title_short Vassa in the night
topic_facet Baba Yaga (Legendary character), Magic