Russian Folk Tales (Hardcover)

Russian Folk Tales By James Riordan (Retold by), Andrew Breakspeare (Illustrator) Cover Image

Russian Folk Tales (Hardcover)

By James Riordan (Retold by), Andrew Breakspeare (Illustrator)

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Written by award-winning children's author James Riordan, this book is a beguiling collection of stories set among the wide rivers and snow-covered forests and steppes of Russia--a land still shrouded in mystery in the eyes of the Western reader. The incomparable beauty of untamed nature and the Slavic gift for storytelling make for a captivating combination. Meet boyars and cossacks, kings and queens, merchants and minstrels, robbers and angels, witches and peasants. Ships fly through the air, princesses turn into frogs, a snowmaiden longs for a human heart, the mighty Firebird steals the golden apples. Folk tales, heroic sagas, legends and myths from villages and towns all across Russia--they are all here in this fascinating anthology. Evocative full-color illustrations accompany each story.
Product Details ISBN: 9780192745361
ISBN-10: 0192745360
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 21st, 2000
Pages: 96
Language: English