Koshka's Tales: Stories from Russia
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.
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