Picks and Pans Review: Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave

updated 11/28/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Marianna Mayer, illus. by Kinuko Y. Craft

In this retelling of a Russian folktale, young Vasilisa's scheming stepmother sends her to fetch a light from Baba Yaga, a witch with a craving for human flesh. Enchanting paintings recall the golden age of children's book illustration. (Morrow, $16) All ages

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