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Inhaltsangabe: 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.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-5-An enjoyable and accessible collection of 10 traditional folktales, ranging from the familiar ("The Firebird" and "Vasilissa the Wise and Baba Yag ") to the obscure ("Bella and the Bear" and "The Rosy Apple and the Golden Bowl"). Riordan wisely kept the child audience in mind, making selections that emphasize family relationships, clever main characters, magical gifts, and punishment for evil. The reteller skillfully employs repetition and plays with the sound of language to create stories that beg to be shared aloud. As every good scholar should, he includes sources (many are taken from Alexander Afanasiev's classic 19th-century collection), along with notes that place each tale in the context of Russian culture. Breakspeare's highly stylized watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations range from full-page renderings to tiny cameos, and do an inadequate job of conveying the action. In several instances, the drawings are misleading and depict characters and events not included in the tales. Browns, greens, and blues dominate the palette, but the colors are often so saturated that the pictures become muddy and indistinct. While the illustrations disappoint, the tales themselves provide an excellent introduction to Russian folklore for today's children.
Denise Anton Wright, Alliance Library System, Bloomington, IL
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titel: Russian Folk Tales (Oxford Myths & Legends)
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2000. Buchzustand: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP13528022
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2778559130
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0192745360
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97801927453614.0
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0192745360 . Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRW4991.2JWGG041317H0010P
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0192745360
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0192745360
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020192745360
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010192745360
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0192745360 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN6.0068976