Russian Folk Tales

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Oxford University Press, USA
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7.75 X 10.35 X 0.49 inches | 1.18 pounds

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About the Author

James Riordan is the author of The Platinum Rainbow. His interviews with and stories about major rock stars have appeared in Rolling Stone and other national magazines, and he was a consultant on Oliver Stone's film The Doors. He lives near Chicago.


"Lush...watercolors and vignettes capture the magic of the forest and a full range of characters and expressions."--Publishers Weekly"The relatively simple text, good-sized type, and appealing illustrations make this an accessible volume for children to read on their own."--Booklist"An enjoyable and accessible collection of 10 traditional folktales....Skillfully employs repetition and plays with the sound of language to create stories that beg to be shared aloud....An excellent introduction to Russian folklore for today's children."--School Library Journal"Every once in a while there's a children's book that has that special something. Russian Folk-Tales is just such a book....Retells 10 stories with wonderful themes of magic vessels enlightened animals, beautiful maidens, and supernatural quests....The stylized, lovely, and absolutely engrossing.... A wonderful read-aloud at any level, and a wonderful basis for comparison of folk tales from culture to culture."--Teaching Pre K-8"This book is a perfect collection with which to introduce young children to Russian fairy tales, perhaps exciting them at an early age about this part of the world through its stories." --"Slavic and East European Journal