The Bear and the Nightingale
A NoveleBook - 2017
From Library Staff
cals_readers Jan 15, 2020
Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims un... Read More »
A folk story of a witch in medieval northern Russia.
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“Nothing changes, Vasya. Things are, or they are not. Magic is forgetting that something ever was other than as you willed it.”
“It is time to put aside dreaming. Fairy tales are sweet on winter nights, nothing more.”
“If this is the last decision I can ever make, at least it is my decision."
“Wild birds die in cages.”
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A story about Russian folklore. A girl is born to a Russian landowner in the middle of winter and there is something special about her. A tomboy from an early age, she spends her first decade and a half figuring out who she really is and how to use her abilities, how to fight evil, and how to keep her family safe.
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