Vassa in the Night

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Product Number: 3E1002
Released: Sep 20, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501951602
Narrator/s: Madeleine Maby
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"A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale crackling with wit and magical mayhem." -Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy 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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Author(s): Sarah Porter
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Narrator(s): Madeleine Maby
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Professional reviews

"Narrator Madeleine Maby's performance never waivers throughout this audiobook for teens. Magic appears in many forms in this Russian folktale turned modern-day horror story. Maby maintains credibility and consistency throughout the many characters that populate the story, clearly distinguishing who or what creature is speaking. Especially well done are the two "lawyers," Picnic and Pangolin. Maby's renditions of these two make them pop to life so that listeners believe in their vitality. Despite the gore and horror of parts of the tale, one hears an underlying sadness steeped in hope that somehow Vassa, the heroine, can make it all right again. Maby's presentation succeeds in fueling that hope. E.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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