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He was involved in children's education and created The Encyclopedia of the Preschool Child , and many other teaching books in verse. A still from animation 'Know-Nothing on the Moon'. Source: kinopoisk.

This is a fairy tale with elements of satire, utopia, and fantasy; Neznaika travels to the moon with his friends. Nosov became a writer by chance, when he started telling his stories to his son, and then later began to write them down. Adventures of a little squirrel. Source: Flamingo publishing house. Gurina is the most modern author on our list, and her poems feature computers and dinosaurs. She is the author of numerous fairy tales, songs and poems, as well as a playful alphabet book. A still from 'Andersen: life without love' movie. Source: Kinopoisk.

Andersen needs no introduction. In , the famous Soviet and Russian film director, Eldar Ryazanov, made a film about the writer that was titled, Andersen: life without love.

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Also, a new animated version of The Snow Queen was released in Russia in Holly Webb. The Brave Kitten. Source: Eksmo publishing house. Kittens, puppies and little girls on the covers of books by Holly Webb, as well as her Christmas stories, won the hearts of Russian children, allowing this British writer to push J. Rowling out of the ranks of writers with the largest print run. Alexander Pushkin. The Tale of Tsar Saltan.

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In his books Pushkin borrowed folklore motifs, and translated them into more modern language. A very nice copy in dark blue cloth. Spine ends and bottom edge and tips barely worn. No foxing and binding sound with endpapers fully intact. There are, however, a few spots of light browning on margin edges of several color plates with corresponding marks on the facing pages. A nice dustjacket with minor loss of material at tips and spine ends nowhere as much as a quarter inch ; price clipped; a couple of short edge tears; and an accordian-like gouge on the front cover, about 1. The Gallagher Collection Professional seller.

Catalogue: Children. Very Good with no dust jacket.

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Baum writing as Floyd Akers classic. No dj. Hyde Brothers, Booksellers Professional seller. Keywords: Lyman Frank Baum L. Nelson Vintage Children's Books. Green publishers cloth with orange and green pastedown illustration covering front cover with title of "The Wizard of Oz", spine printed title of The Wizard of Oz with lions head in center, Bobbs Merrill at base, plain paper endpapers, the whole measure 7.

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An early printing of the edition. Copyright page has three entries, the last being It should be noted that this is the only copy I have found that has a pasted image on the cover which shows the tin-man's hat tip piercing the text box, which makes me believe it to be an early or first printing of this edition style. Good, scuffing to covers, minor threadwear at top and base of spine, inner front hinge paper cleanly broken, cloth firm. Minor wear to tips of boards, minor light staining in two areas of rear cover. Contents tight and clean, original owner created a tiny paper pocket and stapled it to the rear free endpaper and tucked an even small piece of paper inside, like a card pocket.

Previous owner has placed a bookplate inside front cover that appears to be late 20s or early 30s in style, of girl and horse, Color is worn off the cloth along the front outer hinge, but no breaks. Kevin Mullen, Bookseller Professional seller. Catalogue: Literature Young and Old.

Founded on and continuing the Famous Oz Stories by L. Frank BAUM. Illustrated by John R. First edition, first state plate stock only coated on one side. Cover and cloth clean, a few small pale scratches to rear board. Illustrated endpapers slightly tanned. In original very good color illustrated dust jacket, with a few nicks from the tail of the spine, a few closed tears to edges and light soil. Nineteenth of the Oz story books.

A very nice example of a title in the very scarce dust jacket. Boston Book Company Professional seller. The Wonderful Game of Oz. The Original Oz board Game board copyrighted in the original cardboard box. Top of box with a superb chromolithographed color plate showing Dorothy standing in front of the Tin Man and next to the Scarecrow.

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The Scarecrow is sitting on the back of the Cowardly Lion with Oz in the background. Two original rectangular cardboard 'box' dividers and also a smaller rectangular cardboard box containing a 'fluted' wooden barrel, with all six of the wooden dies, all four of the wooden tokens and the complete four-page instruction booklet and one-page supplement. The box lid sides flaps show a little wear and have been neatly repaired or strengthened, otherwise a near fine and complete example.

With a contemporary pencil inscription on inside of box lid "George F. I try to answer every letter of my young correspondents; yet sometimes there are so many letters that a little time must pass before you get your answer.


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But be patient, friends, for the answer will surely come, and by writing to me you more than repay me for the pleasant task of preparing these books. Besides, I am proud to acknowledge that the books are partly yours, for your suggestions often guide me in telling the stories, and I am sure they would not be half so good without your clever and thoughtful assistance. HE train from 'Frisco was very late. It should have arrived at Hugson's siding at midnight, but it was already five o'clock and the gray dawn was breaking in the east when the little train slowly rumbled up to the open shed that served for the station-house.

As it came to a stop the conductor called out in a loud voice:.

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At once a little girl rose from her seat and walked to the door of the car, carrying a wicker suit-case in one hand and a round bird-cage covered up with newspapers in the other, while a parasol was tucked under her arm. The conductor helped her off the car and then the engineer started his train [Pg 14] again, so that it puffed and groaned and moved slowly away up the track. The reason he was so late was because all through the night there were times when the solid earth shook and trembled under him, and the engineer was afraid that at any moment the rails might spread apart and an accident happen to his passengers.

So he moved the cars slowly and with caution. The little girl stood still to watch until the train had disappeared around a curve; then she turned to see where she was. The shed at Hugson's Siding was bare save for an old wooden bench, and did not look very inviting.

As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away. She walked toward it and found the horse tied to a tree and standing motionless, with its head hanging down almost to the ground. It was a big horse, tall and bony, with long legs and large knees and feet. She could count his ribs easily where they showed through the skin of his body, and his head was long and seemed altogether too big for him, as if it did not fit.

His tail was short and scraggly, and his harness had been broken in many places and fastened together again with [Pg 15] cords and bits of wire. The buggy seemed almost new, for it had a shiny top and side curtains. Getting around in front, so that she could look inside, the girl saw a boy curled up on the seat, fast asleep. She set down the bird-cage and poked the boy with her parasol.