November 28, 1994 12:00 PM

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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