Heroes, Monsters and Other Worlds from Russian Mythology

Heroes, Monsters and Other Worlds from Russian Mythology

by Elizabeth Warner, Alexander Koshkin
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up Russian folklore receives the same somewhat sensationalized treatment as other books in this series. The fantastic elements found in Russian folkloredemons, wizards, and wondrous creatureshave been emphasized over the equally prominent folk elements. Yet the tales are well-researched, based upon the original Russian story collections (Afanas'ev and Potebnya, among others) and are written in a readable style. Well-known characters such as Baba Yaga, Prince Ivan, Vasilisa, and the Firebird appear in several familiar tales. Also included is useful information about old Russia, its oral tradition, religious climate, pre-Christian beliefs, and even an explanation of the Russian alphabet. The drawings and full-color paintings by a contemporary Russian artist are luxurious in eerie detail. A book which has more to offer than merely stories of heroes, monsters, and other worlds. Denise A. Anton, Corn Belt Library System, Normal, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872269255
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
World Mythology Series
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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