Description : The most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Beautifully illustrated, the more than 175 tales culled from a landmark multi-volume collection by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas'ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination. Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Description : For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection of charming and enchanting fables, stories, and vignettes.
Description : ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 195 In this 195th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Russian tale of “Yelena the Wise” or “Elena the Wise.” A young man named Ivan, joins the army as a private, but so adept is he at his job that he quickly rises through the ranks and is made a colonel in record time. His peers and superiors are jealous and arrange a sea voyage. As soon as he fell asleep his companions set him adrift. His raft is washed up on a desert shore. He walks to the mountains and follows a precipice into an underground kingdom ruled by a six-headed serpent – and that’s just the beginning………Download and read about the adventures of Ivan in the Kingdom of the six-headed serpent. Read about how he frees Yelena the Wise and fleeing the dragon pursues her to her kingdom. But what happens next….? INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through the Middle East and Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, can be altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.
Description : Six tales of witches, and wizardry, perilous journeys, wise animals, frightful giants and beautiful princesses, among them the legendary Fire-Bird, and more. Newly reset in large, easy-to-read type, with six new illustrations.
Description : Choice collection of 9 classic tales tells of magical beasts, frightful giants, wicked witches, and beguiling creatures of the sea. A delight for fairy tale fans of all ages.
Description : In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storytelling tradition by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas’ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination that will fascinate readers both young and old. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library