Vasilisa The Beautiful: Russian Fairy Tales
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Vasilisa The Beautiful: Russian Fairy Tales

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CONTENTS Vasilisa the Beautiful Tsarevich Ivan and Grey Wolf The two Ivans Fenist the Falcon Sister Alyonushka and Brother Ivanushka Chestnut-Grey Father Frost Go I Know Not Where, Fetch I Know Not What Little Girl and the Swan-Geese The Silver Saucer and the Rosy-Cheeked Apple Emelya and the Pike The Frog Tsarevna Wee Little Havroshechka Marya Morevna the Lovely Tsarevna...more
214 pages
Published April 1981 by Progress Publishers (first published 1966)
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I read a lot of fairy tales and folk tales. Maybe it's because I never really grew up. Whatever the reason, I've come to the realization that not everyone is a good storyteller. I've been disappointed by many fairy tale collection, usually because they bore or don't offer anything new.

However, I was not disappointed by this book. In fact, I was rather blown away. It's tremendous, and one of my favorites. The retelling is beautiful, and it has a wealth of different stories. I believe I read the b...more
One of my favourites as a child, this book and its tales from Russia (then U.S.S.R) are the colourful 'weft' to the irreplaceable 'warp' of my childhood reading.... It wove its magic into my younger years, taking me further and further into the realms of independent reading...! For me, it rates high up on the scale of a parent's list when your child wants to read diverse books, of varied styles of writing, from across the globe...! It is, as the title suggests, a collection of Russian Fairy Tale...more
Very good selection of stories and the translation captures the feel of the original.
Though its originally written in Russian language, as a child I read a translated copy and since then its "The Favorite" children story book I have read till date.
P.S.It has got yummy description of food items in some stories:):)
It's a good book of fairytales. The illustrations are beautiful. Best read aloud, with different voices for the different characters. "Bow wow!"
I had this book as a child and really miss it even at this age. It has exquisite illustrations and enchanting fairy tales.
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