The Door By The Staircase
by Katherine Marsh
Mary is thrilled when she is rescued from her miserable orphanage by the unusual, yet generous, Madame Z. In her happy, comfortable home with Madame Z, Mary gets everything she needs and she quickly makes a new friend named Jacob in a nearby village. However, Mary soon becomes curious about a mysterious. locked door by the staircase. After investigating the unusual door, Mary soon learns a terrifying secret about Madame Z.
The Door By The Staircase is a great choice for readers who like suspenseful, magical stories. I quickly found myself being pulled into this book, anxious to see what would happen next. I love how author Katherine Marsh incorporated a character from Russian folklore, Baba Yaga, into this story. After reading this book, I immediately searched for information on Baba Yaga to learn more about this folklore character.