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Old Peter's Russian Tales

Ransome, Arthur (Book - 2010)
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Old Peter's Russian Tales
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Arthur Mitchell Ransome was a British author and journalist, the son of a Professor of History at Leeds College. He was best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books, which tell of school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District and the Norfolk Broads areas of England. The books remain popular to the point that they provide a basis of a tourist industry around Windermere and Coniston Water -- the two lakes that Ransome used as the basis for his fictional North Country lake. He studied chemistry, but quit college to take low-paying jobs as an office assistant in a publishing company and as editor of a failing magazine while writing and becoming a member of the literary scene of London. In 1914, he covered the Eastern Front in World War I for the radical newspaper, the Daily News, He also covered the Bolshevik Revolution, and became close to Vladamir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. Old Peter's Russian Tales is a collection of twenty-one Russian folktales drawn from his time in Russia. The tales include Baba Yaga, the story of the famous witch who lived in a house that walked on chicken feet.
Authors: Ransome, Arthur, 1884-1967
Title: Old Peter's Russian tales
Publisher: [LaVergne, TN?] : AEgypan Press, [2010]
Characteristics: 178 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Arthur Ransome
Notes: "From the New York edition published by the Frederick A. Stokes Company ; a publication of AEgypan Press" -- T.p. verso
[Reprint of the [2007?] AEgypan Press publication?]
"172856LV00001B/4/A ; LaVergne, TN USA ; 11 February 2010" -- Colophon
Contents: Hut in the forest
Tale of the silver saucer and the transparent apple
Fool of the world and the flying ship
Baba Yaga
Cat who became head-forester
Spring in the forest
Little daughter of the snow
Prince Ivan, the witch baby, and the little sister of the sun
Stolen turnips, the magic tablecloth, the sneezing goat, and the wooden whistle
Little Master Misery
Chapter of fish
Golden fish
Who lived in the skull?
Alenoushka and her brother
Fire-bird, the horse of power, and the Princess Vasilissa
Hunter and this wife
Three men of power
Christening in the village
Alternate Title: Russian tales
ISBN: 1603127399
Branch Call Number: j 398.20947 R212o 2010
Subject Headings: Russia Folklore Folklore Russia Juvenile literature Tales Russia Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Folklore
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Jun 17, 2014
  • AfrikasGirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An rich compilation of short stories that are separate chapters, but tied together by a fore-story of Old Peter telling his 2 grandchildren a bedtime story.


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