Russian folk-tales

by Riordan, James, 1936-2012,

Format: Print Book 2000
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In the Russian winter, in the depths of the forest, a whole village gathers together by the blazing fire. Then the storyteller arrives and the whole audience listens with bated breath.The award-winning novelist, James Riordan, has collected and translated some of these stories from original sources and retold them for children. Here are stories about flying ships, snow maidens, fire birds, frog princesses, Misha the Bear, Ivan the Fool, and Baba Yaga, the fearsome witch.With evocative pictures by Andrew Breakspeare, this is a book that will transport you into the world of Russian myths and magic.
Vasilissa the wise and Baba Yaga
Ivan the fool and the magic pike
The animals' revenge
Fenist the falcon
The flying ship
Bella and the bear
The frog princess
The rosy apple and the golden bowl
The firebird.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5. Riordan, who taught Russian studies at an English university, has translated and retold 10 Russian stories collected by Alexander Afanasiev. Along with tales traditionally associated with Russia, such as "The Flying Ship" and "The Firebird," there are some variants of Western European tales, such as "The Frog Princess." Appended notes offer a little commentary on the stories. The artwork, by Andrew Beakspeare, includes some full-page illustrations and other small pictures, all glowing with color and brightened with white highlights. The relatively simple text, good-size type, and appealing illustrations make this an accessible volume for children to read on their own. --Carolyn Phelan"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Three compendiums cover folktales, sense and nonsense. James Riordan collects and translates Russian Folk Tales, illus. by Andrew Breakspeare, both well known ("Vasilissa"; "The Firebird") and lesser known ("The Animals' Revenge"), sometimes adding twists to Western tradition (the Frog Prince becomes a Princess here). Riordan adopts a storyteller's bravado ("Now here's a fine to-do, thought the cat, his face long as a fiddle," says Catofay Ivanovich when his master dumps him in the forest, deeming him past his prime). Lush full-bleed watercolors and vignettes capture the magic of the forest and a full range of characters and expressions. ( Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Tales -- Russia.
Folklore -- Russia.
Publisher Oxford :Oxford University Press,2000
Contributors Breakspeare, Andrew, illustrator.
Language English
Description 96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780192745361
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