The House with Chicken Legs

The House with Chicken Legs

Sophie Anderson,

The House with Chicken Legs

Usborne, 2018

ISBN 9781474940665

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Who Wrote It?

Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea and studied at Liverpool University. She wrote textbooks until characters from Slavic fairy tales began appearing in her work.

She is from an international family, her Prussian Grandmother telling her stories that eventually inspired Sophie to write her own. Her mother, too, is a writer and this has motivated Sophie to write stories encompassing and inspired by different folklores, cultures and landscapes.

Sophie now lives in the Lake District with her husband, where she home schools their four children and spends her time walking, canoeing and daydreaming.

What's It About?

Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning.

For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother's footsteps, but her house has other ideas...

Fact File

The House with Chicken Legs is Sophie’s debut novel, and it has already been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards.

Sophie’s dream is to create books that help children to explore the world and fall in love with its beautiful diversity.

She worked as a geologist and a science teacher before becoming an author.

The House with Chicken Legs will be published across the world – it will be sold in countries as far apart as Korea, Italy, Vietnam and Russia.

Sophie spends every spare minute reading, and loves to talk about books to anyone else who will listen!

The House with Chicken Legs was published by Usborne on 3rd May 2018.

To find out more about Sophie, check out her website https://sophieandersonauthor.com or follow her on Twitter @SophieInSpace.

Your Reviews

Rose from Alwoodley Primrey School:

It was OK but I wasn't rely interested. To me it needed more adventure and more UMPH.I recommend it to people who like calmness

BUT I am excited for 'The girl who speaks bear'.

Rose gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Shams from Allerton C of E Primary:

This book is amazing. I was waiting for the good bit and it finally happened! This book is amazing and I loved it.

Shams gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Lizzie from Westbrook Lane Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book because as I was reading, I just couldn't stop. Before I read it, I wasn't sure about it but when I finished it, I was actually pretty sad! My favourite character was Benjamin as he was kind but misunderstood at school. I also liked Baba-Yaga as she was very warm-hearted and adventurous. By the close of this incredible book,I was not ready to leave the spine-tingling world that Sophie Anderson created. It was imaginative, exciting and tender; everything that a great book should be.

Lizzie gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Lucy from Collingham Lady Elizabathe Hasting primary school:

Good but I found it hard to understand,it took me a while to get into.Once I had gotten into it I enjoyed it.

Lucy gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Mea from Summerfield Primary school:

I loved this book, it was so ENTERTAINING, INTERESTING, SAD, AND HAPPY. I love the style of writing, although i couldn't read some of the words! I also liked how at the end there was a kind of like dictionary, telling you want some of the words meant. Good luck with winning everyone!

Mea gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Emil from Thorpe Primary School:

I thought this book was exceptional and had every element of a good adventurous and magical book. It had elements of suprise when the reader was least expecting them and had a brilliant and relatable story line. No matter how many times you move house, there will always be a place we’re you’ll stay.

Emil gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Morgan from Thorpe Primary School:

I thought that this book was amazing for it was really adventurous.

Morgan gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Hannah from Raynville Primary School:

I absolutely LOVE this book it was HILARIOUS.It was fun where the house took Markina. I would CERTAINALLY recommend it to people who like stories that take you on an emotional roller-coaster ride

Hannah gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Payton from Churwell Primary school:

I haven't read all the book yet however so far I give it 4 out of 5. I give this book 4 out of 5 because I enjoy how descriptive Sophie Anderson's writing is, although i dislike how the house is alive because it is unrealistic.

Payton gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Hannah from shire oak :

I kind of liked this book.

Hannah gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

william from Robin Hood primary school:

i am reading the book as i write this as our class novel in 6eh i don't know what my classmates say about this book personally i am really enjoying the book so i am giving it a 5 out of 5. I would recommend reading this and enjoy if you do :) thankyou

william gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Sophie from Pool C.E Primary School:

it was very confusing but very interesting at the same time although it wasn't my type I would recommend it to 11 year old as its about death and it wouldn't suite a 6 and below year old.

Sophie gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

emily from pool ce primary school :

amazing!!!!!! i love it its amazing so thrilling so interesting so amazing love it

emily gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Arnold from Kippax Greenfield Primary School:

LOOKING AT THE FRONT COVER IT IS NOT A BOOK I WOULD READ BUT WHEN I STARTED TO READ IT I FOUND IT MORE INTERESTING.

Arnold gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Horia from Alwoodley primary school :

It was AMAZING! I would love to see the authors other books and read them because it was great and I think almost everyone would like it . This is one of my favourite books and I don't think the rest will beat it . I have also have seen a program about a house with chicken legs when I was younger in Afghanistan .

Horia gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Isaac from Allerton C of E Primary:

I thought this book was a bit boring at the start, but then it got better.

So overall I thought it was a great book.

Isaac gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Ruby from Calverley c of e:

I liked this book it wasn't one I would usually read but I really enjoyed it and loved the plot.

Ruby gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Phoebe Rose from Calverley C of E :

this was a really good book but it wasn't what I expected. This was quite a sad book and it gave a good message. I would recccomed this book to children above the age of 9 in my opinion

Phoebe Rose gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Myla from Robin Hood Primary School:

This book was absolutely amazing. It touched my heart and showed the importance of love and trust and how hard it is to let someone important go when you loose them.

Myla gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Kitty from Otley all saints :

I loved it . It was amazing and really emotion catching I would love to read it again.

Kitty gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

iris from otley all saints:

i didn't like how the book was about a girl who was stubborn and tried to kill Nina even though she was told not to and Benjamin was misleading and she didn't tell him the truth and was obvious that she was gonna leave and how that it was predictable and over all the author has lost the idea that could have been great but turned into a bit of a fail

iris gave The House with Chicken Legs 1 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Noah from Westgate Primary School:

I didn't like The House With Chicken legs for I thought Marinka's stubbornness ruined the book as she refused to guide the dead, let the house fall into disrepair, and walked into the the gate to try and find Baba even though it was clear she was dead. I didn't like the book so much that I didn't finish it. Over all I have rated The House With Chicken Legs 1 out of 5.

Noah gave The House with Chicken Legs 1 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Nicole from Kirkstall st Stephens:

I thought this book was very easy to visualise. Sophie could of fascinated me a bit more at the start to hook me in but as I read on it got more and more interesting. I love how she has a lot of cliffhangers at the end of chapters which I like. I definitely recommend reading this book!

Nicole gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Maddison from Robin Hood:

This book wa really fascinating and unique

Maddison gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

shanya from SHIRE OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL:

this book was really good it was my favourite book it was funny

shanya gave The House with Chicken Legs 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

VIOLET from SHIRE OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL:

IT WAS A FUN BOOK AND SOMETIMES SCARY

VIOLET gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

sophie from SHIRE OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL:

I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS OK BECAUSE IT MADE ME FRIGHTEND IN SOME PARTS BUT NOT ALL THE PARTS I RECOMEND THIS PEOPLE WHO LIKE GETTING THRIGHTEND A LITTLE BIT

sophie gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Isabel from Beeston Primary School:

The main character is a rebellious young lady that was taken on by a spirit guider [ a yaga]. Finding out the main character's secret is a true cliffhanger. The author has done an amazing job at making the plot interesting. This story teaches young children that they need to follow their heart yet, do what's right.

Isabel gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Sara from Beeston Primary School:

The House with Chicken Legs is a really good book. I like how the character found out secrets and lost her loved ones. The emotion changes quite a lot throughout the book and that is the best thing about it.

Sara gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Charlotte from Rothwell Victoria Junior School :

I love this book is something that wouldn't usually happen in the normal world. My favourite character is Jack (the bird) because he is a funny.

Charlotte gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Annie from Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary School :

I loved this book because I think Sophie Anderson has great creativity and paints the picture of another world inside my head. My favourite character is Marinka because of the way she longs for a normal life and is determined to fulfill her dream and she is loyal to her friends. I definitely recommend it. The only bad thing is that it took a while to get into.

Annie gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Holly from Robin Hood Primary School:

At first I wasn't keen on the book as the topic was a bit grim but as I kept reading I started to enjoy the book as the story improved. I would definitely recommend this book for children around 10 and 11 year olds.

Holly gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Simrit from Alwoodley Primary School:

This was an amazing book. It was original and I like how the ending wasn't happy or sad. I just didn't want to put it down.

Simrit gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Ruby from Alwoodley Primary School:

I think this was a good book because of the charachters and how interesting they are.They could probaly turn up in another book because they are very interesting. These characters will be good in a film but maybe if there is another book there could be more adventure. This was a good book to read.

Ruby gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Michaela from Summerfield Primary School:

This book is ENTREGING,AMAZING and UNIQUE.It makes u want to carry on reading and i was clung to the pages like glue, I really did want to put it down. It was sad in and at some parts but it always brought your mood back up. It brought you up with curiousity it was a wonderful book.

Michaela gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Finn from Summerfield Primary School:

I loved this book, the story is something really different but is a definite page-turner, I read the whole thing in 2 days! All I would say is the story is a bit depressing for 9-11 year olds.

Finn gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Bethany from Robin Hood Primary School:

It was a heartwarming story full of adventure!

Bethany gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Daniel from Collingham :

This book was boring and confusing.

Daniel gave The House with Chicken Legs 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Grace from Pool CE Primary School:

I liked this book because of the mystery and adventure but thought it could of had a little bit more description at the beginning.

Grace gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Eesha from Allerton C of E Primary:

I loved this book. I could read this book over and over again! Also, my friend wants to read it so i am guessing she would love it !!!

Eesha gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Marwa from Co-op Academy Oakwood:

This book is an amazing book because it was an adventurous and intriguing book. If you have not already read this book I would highly recommend it.

Marwa gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Mohibullah from Co-op Academy Oakwood:

I love this book because the girl has no friends at the beginning but then she meets the boy and the lamb

Mohibullah gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Daisy from Raynville Primary School:

It is an amazingly written book about a girl called Marinka,who longs to change her destiny but her house has other ideas...This book is exelent!

Daisy gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Amina from Harehills Primary School :

I ABSOLOUTLEY LOVE THIS BOOK TO PIECES!Reading it made me realise how some kids who don't have friends feel. When I read about everything she has been through,it really opened my eyes that,even thought it's a book,the feelings are something I can empathise with. My imagination became even more wider and filled because of all the amazing detail,which painted a picture in my mind I'll NEVER forget. Thank you Sophie for making a book just as wonderful as you are!

Amina gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Maya from Alwoodley Primary School:

This was an amazing book! It hooked me in and I didn't want to put it down. I enjoyed reading this book from start to finish and it was an easy read because everything is very clearly explained. The whole book satisfied me and I enjoyed the fantasy which was included.

Maya gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

annabelle from alwoodley primary school :

At the start it talks alot about where and how they get to the places they go.In the middle it gets really good and it picks up the pace and alot happens.I really like the way the house is a character and has feelings.

annabelle gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Sumayyah from Harehills Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book but I personally think that it was too long. I definitely recommend this book for people who enjoy long books and adventures.

Sumayyah gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Wania from Harehills primary school:

I love this book because it is adventurous,creepy and just tremendous.I love this book.I would totally recommend this book you should read it.

Wania gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Isaac from Alwoodley Primary School:

I really like the book and i think its an original book.Sometimes it creeps me out and the ending is sad.This is something new to me and i enjoyed it.

Isaac gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Ella from Methley Primary School:

The House with Chicken Legs is an okay book but personally I wouldn't chose to read it. I would definitely recommend it to people who like fantasies and people who like sudden changes in books. How all of it connects is very clever but I think it dragged on a bit long.

Ella gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Jay from Calverley C E:

I loved this book because of all the imagination and because you don't know what is coming next.

Jay gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Jess from Calverley c of e :

At the start I wasn't very keen on the book but as I went on the book got better and near the end I really enjoyed this book

Jess gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Ruth from Calverley c of e primary:

This book was good but not really to my taste although it was nice to read something I usually wouldn't read.the book seemed rather boring to me but that's just my opinion

Ruth gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Maisie from Holy Family Primary School:

This book is a very happy but emotional type of story. I think this should be a 10 or over book because the vocabulary is very hard to understand.My favourite character was Marinka because she is like me she loves to go on adventures.The story always kept me guessing on what’s going to be next. The middle was my favourite part because I think it had more interesting words and vocabulary. I didn’t like the end of it because it kept on repeating the same words over and over again. I would recommend this book to a teenager.

Maisie gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Lilly from Holy family:

This book is about a girl who has a house with chicken legs . she doesnt like it

what i liked about it was that is was very interesting to read . Every page you turned , it was a cliffhanger . It also had very good description .

my favourite character was Baba Yaga because she was really kind and loving .

The book kept me guessing because ever page you turned was another story line and once you got into the book , you couldnt stop .

My favourite part of the book was in the middle because it started to become more of a mystery .

The sences was a mystery and an adventure .

The book kept me turning pages because it was a cliffhanger .

The one thing that i disliked was that it had a bit to much description .

Over all , i thought this book was very interesting and fun to read .

Lilly gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Erin from Hunslet St Mary's:

The House Of Chicken Legs was a fantastic book because it had lots of interesting twists in it, which made it really fun to read. Marinka was the main character in this story.

Erin gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Emily from Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings Primary School:

I loved BabaYaga when i was so i was really excited when i saw this book and it is everything i could wish except at first it is a bit confusing.

Emily gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

seren from SHIRE OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL:

all right once you get halfway, but not my type of book

seren gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

bethanie from robin hoood primary school:

I give this book a 4 out of 5 because it is a great book and I would advise people to read this book although I would like my house to have legs but maybe not chicken ones free holidays every year I loved this book.

bethanie gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Dylan from Holy Family catholic primary school :

I think this is my favourite book ever because it’s mysterious and suits my personality. My favourite character was Benjamin because he felt real and I don’t fit in like him. It kept me guessing on my favourite character’s scene. The book made me cry and turning the pages. I wish the ending wasn’t a cliffhanger.I found it very difficult to care for the main character because of there bad choices.I loved the theme. I’d compare it to Harry Potter and recommend it to anyone who likes Harry Potter.

Dylan gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Harriet from Pool CE Primary School:

This book was incredible if i could i would give it a 100 star

i think everybody should read this a-ma-zing book

Harriet gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Florence from Pool CE Primary School:

It was amazing

it is my favorite book ever

Florence gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Hassan from Beeston Primary School:

I think that the book is good at the start but it could be better. When it gets to the end the book it is more enjoyable and exciting. The author could have made the story more exciting by making it enjoyable at the start.The author could have moved the story more slowly.

Hassan gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Joel from Beeston Primary School:

This book got better as it went along. Although, it was not my type of book. It was well written but aimed at people who like a dark theme.

Joel gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Ryan from St Benedicts Catholic primary school :

The book was really good but at the start it was quite boring but after a while it got more and more exciting as you went on. It was more of a book with a little bit of action and adventure.

Ryan gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Isla from Southroyd:

I liked this book however at times I found it confusing. This book I would recommend for people who like mystery and action

Isla gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Gracie from Robin Hood Primary School:

It was a good plot but a bit to much dead things in it for me and at first I didn't know who Jack was so it was a bit confusing to read. The different words that she made up were wired and I wouldn't say this is the best book .

Gracie gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Finlay from Holy Family Catholic Primary School:

I thought this was an intriguing story.I liked the story towards the end because the old yaga came in made Marinka feel so much better and happy when she met her.The characters did not feel real to me because in real life we do not have yagas to guide the dead and this book is fiction.My favourite character is Marinka because she is very resilient and does not give up easily.My favourite part of the story was when a boy came in and cheered Marinka up and made her feel a lot happier.I found this book a bit upsetting when someone died during the story.This book is original and does not relate to any other books that I have read which makes it stand out from other books.I like how Sophie took this story from what her grandma used to tell her and then expand onto it to make it a book.

Finlay gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Rowan from Westgate Primary School :

I thought this book was really good and very well described; the vocabulary and imagination was wild, as well as the house.Sometimes it was a bit confusing and hard to understand were the story was going, so I rated it 4/5.

Rowan gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Eva from Methley Primary School:

I enjoyed this book as it gave me a range of different emotions. At the start I thought it would be about a house that moves; as I read on I realised there was a whole story behind it. The only reason I gave it a 4 was because I felt like it took a long time to get to the best parts. I would definitely recommend this book if you like mystery fantasies!

Eva gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Jessica-Mae from Southroyd Primary School:

I like that it had a glossary for the hard,foreign words. It is good that it tells people that if you call someone a name, then you can say sorry if it was hurtful.

Jessica-Mae gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Elysia from Robin Hood Primary School:

This book is really good if you get into it as when I started to read it I didn't quite understand it but when I read it for two hours straight I got into it and have now certainly decided it is my favourite book I have read yet.

Elysia gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Isabelle from Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings:

I thought that this was an intriguing book with an incredible storyline. I think Sophie Anderson created a whole other world inside the cover. I loved all of the characters and loved seeing the story through Marinka's eyes and feeling all her emotions and troubles. She shows courage and bravery but also has troubles that you can relate to.

Isabelle gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Emilia from Holy Family Catholic Primary :

This book is pretty strange. Its like a scrayish mystery book.I think this should be 10 or over because the vocabulary is a bit hard to understand.

My favourite character is Marinka because she likes new adventures.The book made me laugh because some of the words were funny.

The thing i disliked about this book is it is scaryish and I do not like scary stories.

I would recommend this book to teenagers.I feel like younger readers would not understand it as well as older readers.

Emilia gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Tanisha from Alwoodley Primary School:

I liked this book as it took me on an adventure with a twist at the end. I was able to imagine what was happening in the book and I couldn't stop reading! I agree with the comments that was written in the book on how good it was. It's a book that I would recommend for everybody.

Tanisha gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Victory from Alwoodley Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book. It filled me with a range of emotion, and I fully understood all the emotions and feelings she felt. I think this is a great book for someone who's interested in adventured, a little bit of mystery and sadness.

Victory gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Rumbidzai from Southroyd primary and Nursery school:

i loved it so much i wanted to keep on reading it because it was just amazing to read.

Rumbidzai gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

thomas from st josephs wetherby:

I like this book because it has a weird kind of story and it has a girl called Marinka and she lives in a house with chicken legs. She lives with Baba Yaga and their house moves whenever it wants. I particularly liked the part when Marinka brteaks the household rule of staying in the garden. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and adventure books.

thomas gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Florence from Southroyd Primary and Nursery School:

I really enjoyed this book;however,I found it confusing at times.I liked how Marinka didn't know that she was dead the whole time and was a huge shock when Baba told her the truth.I recommend this book for people who like comedy and mystery.

Florence gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Hannah from Thorpe primary school :

I really enjoyed this book and it made me feel lots of different emotions all at once. I thought it was funny,stressful,sad and happy all at the same time. The only reason I gave this book 4 was because I just felt like the ending was missing something but apart from that this book was absolutely phenomenal. I would definitely recommend this book. One of my favourite books!

Hannah gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Marykate from Holy family catholic primary school :

This book is about a kid and a adult whose house has chicken legs and about a women who helps the kid out.

My favourite character is Marinka because she never gave up and had belief throughout the story also she is very brave and she is what u would want in a friend.Yes the characters did feel real to me because Marinka is like someone in my class.The story kept me guessing near the end on what was going to happen next .The middle was my favourite part because I think it was written better.Also I think the mysterious scenes was written well.The book didn’t make me laugh or cry but it was a bit upsetting.I didn’t like the ending as it kept repeating the same words and I found that frustrating.

Marykate gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

elsie from SHIRE OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL:

The house with the chicken legs is a dramatic story that gives a view of a unforgiving life. Marinka is brave, peaceful, joyful, kind and unique, the exact qualities needed in a person.i loved the story and the way it ended. If I could, I would rate this book 6 out of 5 stars. When it finished I almost thought 'why are we stopping?'. I really can't grab a firm hold on any emotions!

elsie gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

lola from calverley parkside primary:

I really liked this book because it is very good the mane person is Marinka

lola gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Evie from Calverley Parkside Primary School:

I LOVE THIS BOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!

It is an amazing book and i never wanted to put it down. i found it very interesting and i hope you will too. It is now my favourite book and i loved it. I hope you will get the chance to read this amazing book.

If you like adventure stories you will love this story.

Evie Hobson XXXXXXx

Evie gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Skye from SHIRE OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL:

This book was AMAZING!I would recommend this book to anybody who likes spirits, folk tales and books in first person but you don't really need to like any of those things to like this book. If I could, I would rate it 1,000 out of 5. I kept wanting to read it, it was so intriguing.

Skye gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

FELICITY from SHIRE OAK PRIMARY SCHOOL:

THIS BOOK IS QUITE GOOD. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO PEOPLE WHO LIKE HOUSES AND CHICKEN LEGS. I LIKED THIS BOOK A LOT.

FELICITY gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Diana from Oulton Primary School:

This book was absolutely amazing!Reading the first chapters of it was making me love more and more this fabulous book!Exciting things and thoughts were always in my mind! I am recommending this book with all of my heart because it is actually my favourite book and I hope that Sophie Anderson will write more books like "The House With Chicken Legs".

Diana gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Joseph from Beeston Primary School:

I found the book quite boring compared to others. I prefer action books. The storyline of it was ok but I didn’t think there was much excitement. There were a few exciting bits but not many.

Joseph gave The House with Chicken Legs 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Enoch from Beeston Primary School:

I rated this book five stars,because it was a very interesting and moving book,it was also adventurous and funny.I really liked this book in everything and I suggest it for everybody.

Enoch gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Salma from Robin Hood Primary School:

This is by far the best book I have ever read. I found it hilariously entertaining as my character , Salma was mean! I was transported to a wonderland of love , thrill and giggles. I absolutely loved the imagination!

Salma gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Archie from Oulton Primary School:

I enjoyed this book, it was not like any book i have read before and the subject was very different for a chiuldrens book. I grew attached to the characters and enjoyed their journey.

Archie gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Hollie from Collingham LEH Primary School :

I really like the House with Chicken Legs but it was a bit confusing for me. Apart from that it was very good and interesting I enjoyed reading the book and my favourite chapter was Nina.It was also interesting to find out how Marinka was going to save Baba.

Hollie gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Rosa from Collingham LEH Primary School:

I loved this book it was so exciting. It was so hard to put down. I loved Baba and Marinka because they were always going on adventures and how the house protects them both and it had a very different ending to what I would have given it but it was even better with Sophie’s ending.

Rosa gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Rosa from Collingham LEH Primary School:

I loved this book it was so exciting. It was so hard to put down. I loved Baba and Marinka because they were always going on adventures and how the house protects them both and it had a very different ending to what I would have given it but it was even better with Sophie’s ending.

Rosa gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Evelyn from Thorpe Primary School:

I thought this book was beautifully written and I love Shophie Anderson. The book carries a message, relevant to everyone. I would’ve rated it 4.5 as I felt like it could have had a bit more to it (read it to know what I mean!), but I decided to be nice and give it a 5! P.S The acknowledgments were the best I’d read in a long time!

Evelyn gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Evie from Robin Hood Primary School:

I loved how the chapters ended on a cliff hanger, I couldn't put it down with the thrill of what was going to happen next!

Evie gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Ibraheem from Hunslet S't Mary's CofE Primary School:

I loved this book because it had a house that had chicken legs that was funny. Marinka's parents had died a long time a ago. The fence outside Marinka's house had skulls on top of the fence.The name Baba was funny.The best bit was when the house moved. Baba was in Marinka's family.

Ibraheem gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

skye from Hunslet St Marys coe primary school:

I loved this book so much.It was about a girl named Marina and her Grandmother Baba who has hid many secrets from her.She only finds out the secrets is when Baba goes.Her house also has actual chicken legs and it goes many places with her.

skye gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Misbah from Harehills Primary School:

I enjoyed reading The House With The Chicken Legs as it takes you on many adventures. Some words can be difficult but apart from that it is amazing. I would recommend this book to people who fancy a good old adventure.

Misbah gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

AMEERA from HAREHILLS primary school:

I really recommend children read this book because it's very interesting and gets you really into it. I LIKE THE VOCABULARY AND FEATURES IN THIS BOOK . I would like a sequel to this book .

AMEERA gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Imogen from st benedicts catholic primary school :

In this book you will travel through the death gate to the stars with Manrika (Baba Yaga's granddaughter).

This book is full of thrill that could entertain you for hours on end.

For me this book did not contain any weak points that would stop me from enjoying this tale as much as I have, whilst reading it.

This book is perfect for people who love drama, friendship, family but scary stories.

I would recommend this for ages 10-11

Imogen gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Alannah from Robin Hood Primary School:

It is a glistening gem of a story. I want to read it all over again. It's suprising and i like what the story is about. I absalutely love it!!!!

Alannah gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Niamh from Westgate Primary School:

I absolutely loved this book. It was really descriptive and always kept you on the edge of your seat.The story line was amazing and scattered throughout the book were beautiful illustrations by Elisa Paganelli,which really brought it to life.I would recommend this book to anyone,as it is definitely one of my all-time favourite books.

Niamh gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Amelia from CALVERLEY c of e primary:

I wasn't to keen on this book because it was a bit boring and kept reapiting and also in my opinion it didn't make sense (to me) . It had a glossary which helped me but it wasn't my type.

Amelia gave The House with Chicken Legs 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Soha from Calverley c of e:

This book was quite good.Some parts are very intriguing and intresting. It is quite funny and quite sad and that is why I like it.

Soha gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Ava from Calverley C of E:

This book isn't very good because I didn't enjoy the subject

Ava gave The House with Chicken Legs 1 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Elspeth from Westgate Primary School:

This book is definitely one I would read again.It was very descriptive and I felt I could slip right into the story; it was written in a way that gave it an air of hope and wanting to fit in.If Sophie Anderson writes any more books like this one, I think it would definitely be worth reading.

Elspeth gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Matthew from Oulton Primary:

As I read the title I thought that the book whould just be about a house that just keped on runing around on chiken legs, but I was wrong.The story was really moving and it gave me goose bumps.It made me feel like I could laugh,cry and feel proud all at the same time.

Matthew gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Lewis from Calverley ce primary:

It was a Fantastic book I loved the detail that has been put in to this and the characters were the best.

Lewis gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

abdul from Hunslet St Marys C of E primary school:

I like this book because it has funny words and the good thing about it is that there is a glossary for the words.this book is also very entertaining.If Sophie Anderson writes another book I would read it.

abdul gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

lexi from Hunslet st marys C of E primary:

I really enjoyed this book it was full of twists and turns that were very unexpected.I liked how Marinka met all the different people and children on the way.And the fact she finds out a secret about herself.This story is funny,sad and full all sort of emotions.I really loved this book overall.

lexi gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Alex from Thorpe primary school:

I really like house with chicken legs but it’s a bit weird and it doesn’t go with the title.

Alex gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Rosamund from Cleverly Parkside primary school:

I think the house with chicken legs is a good book because it is full of adventure and shows you can be brave and do more than one thing.I also think Sophie Anderson is a good author because you get into the book and it's as if you are there she also describes things well.?

Rosamund gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Hannah from Shire Oak CE primary School:

I loved this book and it was amazing I liked the fact that the chicken legs came alive.

Hannah gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Sarvagyaa from Shire Oak Primary School:

This book has got many twist and turns. It is all about following your dreams and not giving up until you achieve them. My favourite character was Marinka because she changed her destiny by staying positive and working hard towards her dreams It was a rollercoaster of emotions. I give this book a rating of 5 stars.

Sarvagyaa gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Ava from Barwick in Elmet:

I loved this book! It was extremely good but also mysterious and tense.It got confusing at times but I really enjoyed it.People who love mystery and adventure would love this book.The characters are really creative and have special links from the tale of Baba Yaga. Well done Sophie Anderson!

Ava gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Henna from Co-op Academy Oakwood:

This book was very good but at the same time it was emotional. This book is a Baba Yaga story and is about a young girl called Marinka who is lonely and wants to make friends but she cant because of reasons. I would recommend this book to ages 9-12.

Henna gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Fatima from Co-op Academy Oakwood:

This book is quite a scary book for me but still it was a great book.I gave this book 4/5 because it made me quite emotional at times,some parts were confusing as well.I would recommend this to anyone 9-12.

My favourite character is Marinka.

Fatima gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Sadia from COOP Academy Oakwood:

This book is good but scary and emotional.

Sadia gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Imogen from Rothwell Victoria junior school :

It was an over all better book than I thought it would be- I didn't like the sound of it at first because I thought that it was weird. Just because of reading it, I discovered that the weirdness of the book gave it character. It is a good book to read after dragon daughter ( or before!!!) because of the excitement they both give when read.

Imogen gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Lucas from Rothwell Victoria Junior School:

I thought that this book was very surprising. I like the old Yaga because she is calm and doesn't worry about anything. Not many negative thoughts. 5\5

Lucas gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Alex from Robin Hood Primary School,Wakefield:

This book is very tense and mysterious. It is a bit strange but good non the less. Everyone who likes fantasy and adventure books will love this. It is a really great book and I think everyone who reads it will love it like I did. Again, a great book by Sophie Anderson.

Alex gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Elizabeth from Farsley Farfield Primary School:

This book is really good! Marinka is an amazing character and you feel like you are with her all the time, feeling the same emotions as her.It is quite sad at parts but the ending is brilliant. I couldn't get into it at first because I wasn't linking to the characters much. However, when I did, I really enjoyed it!

Elizabeth gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Olivia from Robin Hood Primary School:

The house with chicken legs is not the best book I have read because the story didn't really interest me. Although I thought it would be an interesting book because of the title .

Olivia gave The House with Chicken Legs 3 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Hannah from Alwoodley Primary School:

I LOVED this book.If you like adventure and a bit of mystery this is the perfect book for you.The few simple illustrations a very effective and very beautiful.When I started reading it, it was EXTREMELY hard to put it down. When I had finished it, I wished there could have been a second one. It was just a truly amazing book.

Hannah gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Arisa from Harehills Primary School:

I think this book is amazing because it has a really dramatic twist to the story.I would really recommend this book to anyone who loves thrilling adventure books

Arisa gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Emily from Oulton primary school:

The house with chicken legs is an amazing kids book it’s full of adventures and some mysterious. When I picked this book up I did not get it at first but then I couldn’t put it down. It is an lovely book and Sophie Anderson has done many others. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

Emily gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Shaza from Allerton C of E Primary:

I loved this book because it had an adventure. It had suspense and adventure. I would recommend to people who like adventure!

Shaza gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Praneel Devesh from Raynville Primary School:

Children that like fantasy, this is the book for you. Baba Yaga (a guardian) is the protector of dead souls and is the grandmother of Marinka. Marinka wants to escape her destiny and have a normal life. Her house has chicken legs and has other ideas. I didn't understand some bits, the rest were thrilling.

I found it hard to stop reading.

Praneel Devesh gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Amelie from Robin Hood Primary School:

not very interesting

confusing at times

very good descriptions

lots of emotitions showed

Amelie gave The House with Chicken Legs 2 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Joey from Southroyd Primary And Nursery School:

The House With Chicken Legs is a great book for when I need an exciting page turner. With a roller coaster of emotion throughout the story, it makes you feel as if you were there with all the characters. Exploring the life of Marinka Yaga, you soon realize she is just someone in need of a normal life with friends other than her pet bird, Jack. With her grandmother Baba Yaga, she travels around the world; her house with chicken legs carries them around to guide the dead. All in all, this fantasy book has me interested to know what will happen next in her life.

Joey gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Holly from Barwick in Elmet Church of England Primary:

5 STARS!!!! THIS BOOK IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I couldn't put the book down and I wanted to know what was going to happen next! I love how it tells the reader that friends come and go, you can't always have the life you want but enjoy it while you have it and that it tells the good side of Baba Yaga! I can't wait until Sophie's next book, because when it comes out I will be sure to read it!

Holly gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Rhian from Oulton Primary School:

The house with chicken legs is about a girl who lives with her grandmother who is responsible for guiding the dead. Marinka lives in a house with chicken legs which never stays still. She wants to live a normal life. My favorite character is the old yaga because she was always there for Marinka. The characters feel real because they behaved the way that I imagined they would. I couldn't put the book down because I kept wondering what would happen next. It felt like I still had more questions when the book had finished. I would recommend this book to 9-11 years I would give it 4 out of 5 because I still had questions left.

Rhian gave The House with Chicken Legs 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

paige from sacred heart catholic primary school,leeds:

this book was amzaing.the story line is so interseting and it draws u in after reading the frist word.i defentilyrecommand thus book for adventrous people

paige gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Nina from Farsley Farfield Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book. Marinka was a really believable character and I felt like I was going through it with her as the book went on. Everything was amazing and the plot was brilliant.

Nina gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Aoife from Calverley CofE primary school:

This book is a mythical story based on the fairytale Baba Yaga. It is about a girl called Marinka who is lonely and just wants to make friends. This book is good for anyone who enjoys fairytale and folk lore.

Aoife gave The House with Chicken Legs 2 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Daniel from Calverley c.e primary school :

I really really enjoyed this book because it has a nice twist in the book and it made me want to read all day.

Daniel gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Aisha from Thorpe Primary School:

I found this book wonderful AND stressful at the same time. I like the characters and I just think it was really emotional. I want Sophie Anderson to continue writing amazing books. It made me sad, scared, happy, angry and excited. Although the ending wasn’t the best.

Aisha gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Eden from Southroyd Primary School:

I really enjoyed this book because I found Marinka a really relatable character who is stubborn but kind.

I found it hard to put the book down.

Eden gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

joshua from southroyd primary and nursery school:

i think this is one of the funniest books i have ever read because why would a house have chicken legs and move whenever it wants to. this was why i liked this book very much

joshua gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan.

Evie from Greenhill Primary School:

this book reminds me of the Baba Yaga tomb raider edition game. I understood the story line because I already knew the myth behind the book so it definitely took my fancy.I was given the book on a Tuesday lunchtime and on Wednesday lunchtime I had finished the book, I couldn't possibly put it down. what a great read I love this author and how she interpreted the Slavic fairy tale myth

Evie gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Eleanor from Greenhill primary school :

This book at the start was one of those books that once you start reading it you just know for surtain that you can not stop. When I was reading it the thing that Stoud out the most was the real meaning of how even though you could have an army of the dead to stand with you nothing comes closer to home than a friend .

Eleanor gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Stevie from Greenhill Primary School:

An excellent book with amazing and unexpected turn of events that left me keep reading

Stevie gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Swaley from Coop Academy Oakwood:

This book is one of my favourites so far because its full of sense of humour and is complicated at parts in this book. I really would recommend this book to people even if it wasn't in the Leeds book awards.

Swaley gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Summer from Raynville Primary School:

This book was great because it was an adventure book and I love this genre. If you like adventures, I recommend you to read this book.

Summer gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Chocolate Factory Ghost by David O'Connell.

Mehrin from Coop Academy Oakwood:

This was possibly one of my favourite books to read because I can relate to moments in here and also regret them. It has taught me to not only think about myself but also what's going around in the world, recycle even more and be more respectful to my parents. My favourite character is Baba Yaga since she supports Marinka even when she is frustrated or upset.

Mehrin gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.

Evan from Calverley c of e primary :

I liked this book because it is very intriguing and every time I started reading this book it made me want to read more.

Evan gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Izzy from Calverley c of e primary school :

I loved this book! it was very intriguing because you never new what would happen next.i wanted to read it all day everyday because it was so good.i would recommend it to everyone!!!

Izzy gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy.

Z from Green Lane Primary Academy:

Marinka wishes that she could stay in one place so as to make friends.But her house has legs, and whereas Marinka longs to not take after her grandmother, her house disagrees.

The house with chicken legs is written by Sophie Anderson and illustrated by Elisa Paganelli. I like it when Marinka met a living person. I reccomend this book to any fiction lover age 8+

I rat this 5 stars

Z gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by Christopher Edge.

Eva from Westgate Primary School:

I thought this book was great. It was beautifully descriptive and brought to life a really detailed image in my head. Throughout the story there are lots of different themes:sometimes happy sometimes sad sometimes adventurous and I really liked that. I thought it was very intriguing therefore I would recommend this book to anyone.

Eva gave The House with Chicken Legs 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant.