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Little Magic Horse. Mstiora Painting, book in Russian

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Little Magic Horse. Mstiora Painting, book in Russian


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THE LITTLE MAGIC HORSE is a brilliant tale in verse, an everlasting masterpiece in the spirit of Russian folklore and one of the unsolved riddles of great Russian literature. This utterly fascinating piece of poetry intended for children contains so many hidden undertones that soon after its publication it was forbidden by the Tzar himself and its author Pyotr Yershov, who created this unsurpassable work, Russia's best fairy tale, at the age of eighteen, remained forever the author of a single work and is still regarded as one of the most mysterious Russian literary figures. In the interpretation of the Mstiora artist Vladimir Nemov, an outstanding master of Russian lacquered miniatures, the brave Ivan, or Johnny, a peasant's son, the silly Tzar, the magic humpbacked horse and other characters of this merry tale appear before the reader as vivid and memorable images. Nemov's beautiful illustrations still further enhance the unforgettable impression of this exciting children's book.
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Pages: 160
Language: Russian
Product dimensions: 205 x 260 mm