Russian Fairy Tales (paperback)
Nearly 200 characteristic and colorful traditional folk and fairy tales are brought together in the only comprehensive edition available in English. These tales are rambunctious, full-blooded and temperamental. They are tense with action, magical and human interest. Aleksandr Afanas'ev (1826-1871) was the Russian counterpart to the Brothers Grimm. He published his first collection of Russian folklore in 1866. The oral folk tradition in Russia was truly a magic spring - as in the fairy tale, it flowed inexhaustibly, reviving, consoling, and enlightening all who partook of it... these stories are uniquely Russian. For ages 8-11.