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This book contains the broadest selection of Russian and other Slavic fairy tales and legends currently in print, with sixty-eight stories, ten newly translated. Even those who have read all of the Afanasiev collection of Russian Fairy Tales will find something new—four stories never before published in English. It includes a detailed glossary, an introduction, and a comprehensive bibliography.
What Critics and Readers Say about the Book:
“I have only praise for their choice of stories, and for their organization.” D. L. Ashliman, noted folklorist, author of Folk and Fairy Tales: A Handbook and many other volumes.
"Fairy Tales of the Russians and Other Slavs reminds us that the stories that inform our ideologies are old, insightful, and significant. It is the kind of book that anyone interested in Eastern European cultural traditions simply must have." Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, anthropologist, historian, editor of Star Trek as Myth, and other scholarly collections.
“The resources in the back show careful and sophisticated scholarship. As I look through the text, I keep thinking, ‘This is a book that was destined to be for these writers, a work of love and enjoyment.’ I look forward to more such collaborations from these authors.” Professor Ed Reber, English and Folklore, Dixie State College.
“I purchased this delightful book for a research paper. I enjoyed the stories so much that I read ‘Vassilissa the Beautiful’ to my daughters. They absolutely loved it, my seven-year old exclaimed, ‘It is like Cinderella, but better!’ We have nearly finished the book and dearly hope there will be a sequel. I am thrilled my daughters have discovered the joy of using their imaginations to experience grand adventures in new worlds. I am grateful for the book that was instrumental in that discovery. I just wish they would let me take it out of their room.” Jeremy Lister.