By: Anne-Louise Channon & Beatriz Martin Vidal
Published by: Windy Hollow Books
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9781922081315


Anya lives a happy, carefree life in Russia with her mother, father and beloved pet bird, Miaka.

But when hard times come and her father's crop fails she must leave the farm to go and live with the baker and his wife in the local village.

Life at the bakery is harsh but as long as she can earn enough to feed Miaka, Anya endures it. Then, one night, she overhears the baker make a terrible bargain that will devastate her life...


This book was included in our February 2014 Picture Story Standing Order selection.

Teacher notes are available - see the "Download Teacher Notes" page (located under Standing Order).