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Choice collection of nine classic tales — gathered by British author on his journeys to Russia in the early twentieth century — tells of magical beasts, daring young men, frightful giants, wicked witches, and beguiling creatures of the sea. A delight for fairy tale fans of all ages.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 13th 2004 by Dover Publications
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Stefani
I read this and "Russian Folktales" (James Riordan)--the stories really didn't have any overlap, which was good to be able to read different stories, but I prefer the stories in the other book (which also had more frequent and color illustrations).
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Arthur Michell Ransome was born in Leeds in 1884 and educated in Windermere and Rugby. His family spent their summers at Nibthwaite, to the south of Coniston Water.

In 1902, Ransome abandoned a chemistry degree to become a publisher's office boy in London. He used this precarious existence to practise writing, producing several minor works before Bohemia in London (1907), a study of London's artist
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