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Publisher's Summary

Everyone knows that orphanages are horrible places. But Earwig has a surprising amount of power over everyone else at St Morwald’s Home for Children, and loves it there. So the last thing she wants is to be sent to live with the very strange Bella Yaga….

Earwig was left at St Morwald's as a baby. Unlike the other children, she loves it there, mostly because she has the run of the place and seems to be able to persuade people to do as she wants. Then, one day Earwig is chosen to live with a very strange couple: Bella Yaga, her new 'mother', is actually a horrible witch. Earwig will need all her ingenuity (and some help from a talking cat) to survive.

This witty, magical story is sure to appeal to a new generation of fans.

©2011 Diana Wynne Jones (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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I came to this book looking to find more information about the story because I found it so interesting in the film and was so disappointed about the open ending! this book does add more context to some things but overall the films adaptation adds extra story and mystery which is great! but again if you are here looking to see a ending you won't find it here! enjoyed listening to the smaller details that they took from the book for the film

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A nice little short story to listen too and also be a good story for Halloween as well

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