skip to content
Classic tales and fables for children Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Classic tales and fables for children

Author: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Robert Blaisdell; Leo Wiener; Nathan Haskell Dole
Publisher: Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, 2002.
Series: Literary classics (Amherst, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Product Description: Renowned Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) had an abiding interest in children and children's literature. He started a school for peasant children on his family's estate, and later founded another, experimental school with the motto, "Come when you like, leave when you like." Fascinated by the simple charm and fresh innocence with which the children of his schools told stories, Tolstoy  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910.
Classic tales and fables for children.
Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, 2002
(OCoLC)646982658
Named Person: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Robert Blaisdell; Leo Wiener; Nathan Haskell Dole
ISBN: 1573929395 9781573929394
OCLC Number: 47973350
Notes: Chiefly selections from Tolstoy's Azbuka and Novai︠a︡ azbuka; based on translations of Leo Wiener and Nathan Haskell Dole.
Description: 126 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Selected bibliography --
Part 1: Stories --
How I learned to ride --
Old horse --
Stories of my dogs: Bulka --
Stories of my dogs: Milton and Bulka --
Stories of my dogs: Turtle --
Silkworm --
Little Philip --
Scent --
Magnet --
Humidity --
Galvanism --
Solar heat --
How wolves teach their cubs --
Hares and wolves --
Gray hare --
My apple trees --
Old poplar --
Bird-cherry --
How trees walk --
Cow --
Fire --
How Uncle Simon told about his adventure in the woods --
Bird --
Willow --
Part 2: Fables: Aesop's Fables --
Peasant and the water sprite --
Ass and the horse --
Gardener and his sons --
Wolf and the crane --
Dog and the wolf --
Lion and the fox --
Raven and the fox --
Two Friends --
Adaptations And Imitations Of Hindu Fables --
Hen and the chicks --
Blind man and the milk --
Hare and the hound --
Wolf and the hunters --
Mouse and the granary --
Falcon and the rooster --
Peasant and the horse --
Dogs and the cook --
Fox's tail --
Fables From Tolstoy's New ABC book (Novaia Azbuka) --
Peasant and the cucumbers --
Big oven --
Life dull without song --
Fool and his knife --
Squirrel and the wolf --
Book --
Load --
Part 3: Fairy Tale --
Ivan the Fool and his two brothers.
Series Title: Literary classics (Amherst, N.Y.)
Other Titles: Azbuka.
Responsibility: Leo Tolstoy ; edited with an introduction by Bob Blaisdell.

Abstract:

Product Description: Renowned Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) had an abiding interest in children and children's literature. He started a school for peasant children on his family's estate, and later founded another, experimental school with the motto, "Come when you like, leave when you like." Fascinated by the simple charm and fresh innocence with which the children of his schools told stories, Tolstoy began writing about his own childhood, emulating the uncomplicated narrative style and disarming directness of the tales told by the children of his acquaintance. After completing WAR AND PEACE, he incorporated these stories in a series of easy readers. Known as THE ABC BOOK (Azbuka) and THE NEW ABC BOOK (Novaia Azbuka), these marvelous readers were widely adopted in Russia and were still in use in the Soviet era. The tales and fables in this charmingly illustrated volume come mainly from these two well-loved primers. Part 1 consists of stories about Tolstoy's own childhood, all told with beautiful simplicity. Part 2 contains Tolstoy's free adaptations of fables from Aesop and from Hindu tradition. Part 3 is devoted solely to his longest and most famous children's work, the fairy tale "Ivan the Fool and His Two Brothers." Never patronizing and often humorous, these small gems reveal Tolstoy's deep appreciation for and understanding of children's artistic and moral sensibilities.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/47973350>
bgn:translationOfWork
library:oclcnum"47973350"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:audience
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2002"
schema:description"Product Description: Renowned Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) had an abiding interest in children and children's literature. He started a school for peasant children on his family's estate, and later founded another, experimental school with the motto, "Come when you like, leave when you like." Fascinated by the simple charm and fresh innocence with which the children of his schools told stories, Tolstoy began writing about his own childhood, emulating the uncomplicated narrative style and disarming directness of the tales told by the children of his acquaintance. After completing WAR AND PEACE, he incorporated these stories in a series of easy readers. Known as THE ABC BOOK (Azbuka) and THE NEW ABC BOOK (Novaia Azbuka), these marvelous readers were widely adopted in Russia and were still in use in the Soviet era. The tales and fables in this charmingly illustrated volume come mainly from these two well-loved primers. Part 1 consists of stories about Tolstoy's own childhood, all told with beautiful simplicity. Part 2 contains Tolstoy's free adaptations of fables from Aesop and from Hindu tradition. Part 3 is devoted solely to his longest and most famous children's work, the fairy tale "Ivan the Fool and His Two Brothers." Never patronizing and often humorous, these small gems reveal Tolstoy's deep appreciation for and understanding of children's artistic and moral sensibilities."@en
schema:description"Introduction -- Selected bibliography -- Part 1: Stories -- How I learned to ride -- Old horse -- Stories of my dogs: Bulka -- Stories of my dogs: Milton and Bulka -- Stories of my dogs: Turtle -- Silkworm -- Little Philip -- Scent -- Magnet -- Humidity -- Galvanism -- Solar heat -- How wolves teach their cubs -- Hares and wolves -- Gray hare -- My apple trees -- Old poplar -- Bird-cherry -- How trees walk -- Cow -- Fire -- How Uncle Simon told about his adventure in the woods -- Bird -- Willow -- Part 2: Fables: Aesop's Fables -- Peasant and the water sprite -- Ass and the horse -- Gardener and his sons -- Wolf and the crane -- Dog and the wolf -- Lion and the fox -- Raven and the fox -- Two Friends -- Adaptations And Imitations Of Hindu Fables -- Hen and the chicks -- Blind man and the milk -- Hare and the hound -- Wolf and the hunters -- Mouse and the granary -- Falcon and the rooster -- Peasant and the horse -- Dogs and the cook -- Fox's tail -- Fables From Tolstoy's New ABC book (Novaia Azbuka) -- Peasant and the cucumbers -- Big oven -- Life dull without song -- Fool and his knife -- Squirrel and the wolf -- Book -- Load -- Part 3: Fairy Tale -- Ivan the Fool and his two brothers."@en
schema:exampleOfWork
schema:genre"Translations"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:isPartOf
schema:name"Classic tales and fables for children"@en
schema:numberOfPages"126"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.