When Death takes all she has, a young mother leaves her world of mittens and honey and sour cherry jam.
She undertakes a perilous journey to Death’s house to bargain for her daughter’s life. But what could she possibly offer in return?
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Fair Vasilisa’s tale is soon told, but begging a light from the baba yaga is only the beginning. As daughter, mother, and grandmother, she must be brave, and she must be wise. But if she is to reach her journey’s end, she must be something more.