Book Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

Pages: 160

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566562195

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: b&w illus.

Translator: James Riordan

Release date: 2002

Category:

Russian Gypsy Tales

By & Alexei Gessler

$ 12.95

“A grand collection…The stories are splendid…As a collection of gypsy folklore, this seems to be unique; for readers or storytellers, it’s a treasure trove.” – Kirkus Reviews

About this book

These marvelous stories were narrated by gypsies from Leningrad, Novgorod, Moscow, Tula, Smolensk, and Gorky regions, and from Karelia and Siberia. Their tales are passionate, colorful and distinctive, and have little in common with the folk tales of other nations. The gypsy folk song is little known, and the gypsy folk and fairy tale not known at all, making this a unique collection.

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About the authors

Yefim Druts, son of a Moscow rabbi, and the poet Alexei Gessler, have been researching gypsy folklore for many years.

James Riordan has published some twenty collections of folk tales from around the world, including The Sun Maiden and the Crescent Moon. He has traveled extensively in search of folk tales.

Reviews

“A grand collection…The stories are splendid…As a collection of gypsy folklore, this seems to be unique; for readers or storytellers, it’s a treasure trove.” – Kirkus Reviews

“This thought-provoking anthology offers compelling insights into the often highly romanticized life of the gypsy…An unusual and substantial volume.” – Publishers Weekly

About the Author

James Riordan has published some twenty collections of folk tales from around the world, including The Sun Maiden and the Crescent Moon. He has traveled extensively in search of folk tales.

Additional information

Author

Druts, Yefim

Author 2

Gessler, Alexei

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

160

Type

PB

Illustrator

Sanderson, Ruth

Illustrations

b&w illus.

Translator

Riordan , James

Release date

2002

Author Home

Russia

Format

5 1/2"å x 8 1/2"å

Reviews

"A grand collection…The stories are splendid…As a collection of gypsy folklore , this seems to be unique; for readers or storytellers , it's a treasure trove."å – Kirkus Reviews "This thought-provoking anthology offers compelling insights into the often highly romanticized life of the gypsy…An unusual and substantial volume."å – Publishers Weekly

MainReview

"A grand collection…The stories are splendid…As a collection of gypsy folklore, this seems to be unique; for readers or storytellers, it's a treasure trove."å – Kirkus Reviews