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Old Peter/s Russian Tales by Arthur Michell Ransome

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Number of Pages200
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Open LibraryOL11974972M
ISBN 101434606066
ISBN 109781434606068

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Old Peter's Russian Tales is a collection of Russian folktales written for children. The stories are linked together by anecdotes of a grandfather and his two grandchildren, to whom he tells the tales in the book. The anecdotes are relatively short, though occasionally the grandchildren will interrupt a /5(50). Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome [] Contents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] This is a book of Russian folklore retold for young people and the young at heart. The tales are a good sampling of Slavic märchen, and the luminous prose counterposes the sometimes dark narratives. Ransome was the author of the popular 'Swallows. Old Peter's Russian Tales. By: Arthur Ransome () The stories in this book are those that Russian peasants tell their children and each other. In Russia hardly anybody is too old for fairy stories, and I have even heard soldiers on their way to the war talking of very wise and very beautiful princesses as they drank their tea by the 5/5(1). A collection of fairy tales from Russian, rewritten for English children You can tell the rewritting not only because it's done up in a frame story of Old Peter telling his two grandchildren, but because of literary effects in some of them.4/5().

OLD PETERS RUSSIAN TALES - 20 illustrated Russian Children's Stories book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is a book of 20 4/5. Arthur Ransome () wrote Old Peter's Russian Tales while he was in Russia during the First World War, prior to becoming a war correspondent for The Manchester Guardian. There are 22 stories in all and are told by Old Peter at the behest of his grandchildren, Ivan and Maroosia, in a cozy log cabin in the middle of the forest. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Old Peter's Russian Tales, by Arthur Ransome This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Old Peter's.   The tales are a good sampling of Slavic märchen. The stories in this book are those that Russian peasants tell their children and each other. This is a book written far away in Russia, for English children who play in deep lanes with wild roses above them in the high hedges, or by the small singing becks that dance down the gray fells at home.3/5(2).

  Old Peter's Russian Tales is a collection of Russian folk-tales retold/collected by Ransome, originally published in The book not only offers up some short an dengaging slices o magical fantasy, but is also an intriguing insight in to the myths and folklore of Russian culture.5/5(1). Get this from a library! Old Peter's Russian tales.. [Arthur Ransome; Dmitriĭ Isidorovich Mitrokhin] -- Twenty-one fairy tales told by Old Peter to his two grandchildren. old peter's russian tales: the hut in the forest: the tale of the silver saucer and the transparent apple: sadko: frost: the fool of the world and the flying ship: baba yaga: baba yaga and the little girl with the kind heart: the cat who became head-forester: spring in the forest: the little daughter of the snow. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm: Contents: The hut in the forest --The tale of the silver saucer and the transparent apple --Sadko --Frost --The fool of the world and the flying ship --Baba Yaga --The cat who became head-forester --Spring in the forest --The little daughter of the Snow --Prince Ivan, the witch baby and.