The Three Kingdoms: Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection
Afanasʹev, A. N
. Raduga Publishers . Moscow
PZ64.1.T47 1985 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This book is identical in format and close in substance to another book in the collection from the same publisher and representing the same art collection: Words of Wisdom: Russian Folk Tales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection from Raduga in 1998. This book contains thirty-four stories. I see several early stories as fables: The Cat, the Rooster and the Fox (7) expands a standard fable. So does The Wolf and the Goat (11). FS (20) is wonderfully pictured with a two-scene full-page illustration. The black-background Russian art is again lovely; the best of them, I believe, is that double-presentation of FS on 21. This copy is missing its title-page; I have had to find some of its information on the web. The texts of this book's stories are online. This copy once belonged to an elementary school.