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Women Business Leaders
     

Women Business Leaders

by Robert B. Pile, Rose Rotino
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 UpWarner introduces this collection of myths with informative chapters on the historical and social backgrounds from which Russian folklore emerged, beginning with the pagan times of rural Old Russia. Smiths and ploughmen; spirits of forest, stream, and home; the upper and lower worlds and the cult of death; serpents, dragons, and monsters; witches and wizards; shape-changing; wondrous animals; and giants and midgets are among the subjects covered. Familiar figures like Baba Yaga and Vasilisa receive their due. The appendix includes sections on symbolism and the Russian alphabet. Koshkin's exquisite paintings and his intelligent, witty line drawings make this a memorable book. Unfortunately, the arrangement of text on the page makes for a monotonous, uninviting appearance. Double vertical columns with scant margins detract from a thing of beauty. Although there is little comparable material available and young readers will be attracted by the monsters, YAs and adults who are serious students of mythology and art are the most appropriate audiences for this title.Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881508243
Publisher:
Oliver Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Series:
Profiles Series
Edition description:
OLIVER PRESS, INC., THE
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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