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Created: 24th April, 2020

Koshka's Tales: Stories from Russia

Author: James Mayhew
Illustrator: James Mayhew
Publisher: Graffeg

COLLECTION

Literature

YEAR GROUP

Years 3 and 4

BOOK TYPE

Corebooks

The story of a Tsarita wronged by her husband and wicked sisters forms the framework for this collection of Russian tales that James Mayhew has blended together from his favourite versions. A clever storytelling cat, Koshka, weaves its way around the tales, always out-manoeuvring the wily witch Baba Yaga. Mayhew was inspired by the music of Rimsky-Korsakov to interpret these stories in words and jewel-like pictures and panels that illustrate while still leaving room for the imagination.

See also:

Saviour Pirotta and Catherine Hyde: Firebird Templar £7.99 9781848771512

Alexander Utkin: Gamayun Tales 1: An Anthology of Modern Russian Fairy Tales Nobrow £12.99 9781910620670

For adults who want to dive deeper into Russian folk tales, see:

A. N. Afanas’ev: Russian Fairy Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) Pantheon £16.50 9780394730905

Robert Chandler (editor): Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov Penguin £9.99 9780141442235

Find out more about Baba Yaga stories here