This beautiful 72 page hardcover book presents seven Russian fairy tales compiled by A. Afanasiev, and most importantly, illustrated by Ivan Bilibin. Paying great attention to folk detail, Bilibin paints not only scenes from these classic tales, but also captures Old Russia to such a degree that his illustrations have been held up as the golden standard for a century now. Bilibin's original story titles are given in the original Russian script, with English translation below. We offer several nesting dolls that illustrate the same stories found in this book; consider gifting the dolls together with the book! The Russian Fairy Tales featured in this book are as follows: Sister Alionushka and Brother Ivanushka (see our Alyonushka nesting doll #157056), Tale of Ivan-Tsarevich, the Firebird, and the Grey Wolf (Firebird Doll #157053-D, Golden-Framed Firebird Doll #24853-W), Vasilisa the Beautiful, Tale of the Frog Tsarevna (see our Frog Princess Doll #190053), Tale of the Feather of Finist, the Bright Falcon, Maria Morevna, and Tale of the White Duck.
Printed in Moscow in 2000 by Literatura Publishers. Grab hold of this rare find and treasure it.