Russian Fairy Tales by Aleksandr Afanas'ev
(Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

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Despite illustrations, the format will discourage children's pleasure reading (to the point of visual discomfort); rather, this is a student's or storyteller's resource--and, as such, essential.
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Translated by Norbert Guterman
Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff


In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storytelling tradition by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas’ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination that will fascinate readers both young and old.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library 




From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Aleksandr Afanas'ev

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Aleksandr Afanas'ev (1826-1871) was the Russian counterpart to the Brothers Grimm. He published his first collection of Russian folklore in 1866.
 
Published January 2, 2013 by Pantheon. 656 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Above average
on Oct 01 1975

Despite illustrations, the format will discourage children's pleasure reading (to the point of visual discomfort); rather, this is a student's or storyteller's resource--and, as such, essential.

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