What a great post about some of the best Russian fairy-tales! Great illustrations and beautiful editions.
Photo above: “Tsarevich Ivan, The Firebird and The Grey Wolf” – Public Domain (Wikimedia Commons)
I remember when I was a kid, my dad used to buy us books on his salary day. My mom was getting upset with him because instead of buying food or something we needed for the day-to-day life he was spending money on books. We read because we wanted to learn. We considered reading part of anybody’s personal education.
The word went around fast when someone found a good book. We were borrowing books from each other and then discussed them. I actually had my own small library in my room. I learned how to be very selective about the titles I was collecting. I still collect books.
I was in 7th grade when one of my classmates brought to school a beautifully illustrated book with Russian folk tales. It was written in French. Our French teacher…
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