A collection of seven classic folk tales from Russia....
|Title||:||Russian Folk Tales|
|Publisher||:||Random House Childrens Books 1 Oktober 1982|
|Number of Pages||:||390 Pages|
|File Size||:||873 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Russian Folk Tales Reviews
In spite of the relatively high price, the book is an appalling piece of publishing. It appears that an existing translation has been electronically scanned and the results simply reproduced on the printed page without any attempt at checking for the many errors which result from such a process.The cover showing the author's name spelled with a question mark in the middle is the least of such problems.
If I could give this 10 Gold Stars I would do that! William R. Shedden Ralston, who translated the tales and compiled this book, did an incredible job. It is filled with interesting background of the tales, information about the language and dialects - all good reading. The tales themselves are equally riveting and interesting, providing much entertainment for those of us who enjoy folk tales, especially those of other countries. It is a huge insight into the culture and lives of rural inhabitants of Russia in "the olden days". If you enjoy tales, this is a "must book" for you.Note: Mr. Ralston includes references to sources from which he got the tales, translating them into English.
Beautiful reprint, nice paper, well done. The ink is not quite as fancy as on the 70s Soviet reprints (no silver ink), but it's nice having all of the stories together, and the illustrations well-printed.
I've known these books and stories for years but sadly were stolen from me. Now I have them again they still thrill me as a reader with it's rich archaic language and the pictures have stayed in my mind for over 30 years. Would love to know if there were more Russian Folk/Fairy Tales out there with Bilikin's artwork who should be rated as one of the best illustrators of his time.
Old fashioned stories from childhood that are hard to find anywhere else. Great read for all ages!
The lack of proof reading and the extent of the printing errors make what would be an interesting collection of folk tales very difficult to read. The same degree of carelessness is shown in the thinking behind the introduction. This little collection from Russia's folklore is almost surrealistic in its shoddy presentation. I have never before seen a published book with so poor a quality of presentation.