Koshka's Tales: Stories from Russia

Koshka's Tales: Stories from Russia[BOOKS] ✸ Koshka's Tales: Stories from Russia Author James Mayhew – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The wise old storytelling cat, Koshka, recounts the magical legends of Russia as she sits in an oak tree on the remote Island of Bouyan telling stories to the Tsarita and her son These enchanting stor The wise old storytelling Stories from MOBI ô cat, Koshka, recounts the magical legends of Russia as she sits in an oak tree on the remote Island of Bouyan telling stories to the Tsarita and her son These enchanting stories are beautifully illustrated in full color in the rich tradition of Russian folk art. Exceptionally beautiful illustrations adorn these interesting Russian fairy tales which are told in a nested style Altogether a treasure. Four classic Russian folktales are retold, using a fifth as a framing story, in James Mayhew s Koshka s Tales, in which a storytelling cat reunites a foolish Tsar and his mistakenly banished wife and sons In his somewhat revisionist retelling ofThe Tale of Tsar Saltan , Prince Guidon and the Tsaritsa Militrissa end up on the Island of Bouyan, after being cast into the sea by Tsar Saltan, himself manipulated by the tsaritsa s jealous sisters Here, on the island, the two castaways discover K Four classic Russian folktales are retold, using a fifth as a framing story, in James Mayhew s Koshka s Tales, in which a storytelling cat reunites a foolish Tsar and his mistakenly banished wife and sons In his somewhat revisionist retelling ofThe Tale of Tsar Saltan , Prince Guidon and the Tsaritsa Militrissa end up on the Island of Bouyan, after being cast into the sea by Tsar Saltan, himself manipulated by the tsaritsa s jealous sisters Here, on the island, the two castaways discover Koshka a marvelous storytelling cat, chained to an oak tree Through a series of encounters with a sailing merchant, the prince and tsaritsa send four of Koshka s stories The Tale of the Snow Maiden, The Tale of Sadko the Minstrel, The Tale of the Fire bird, Tsarevitch Ivan, and Grey Wolf, and The Tale of Baba Yaga and Fair Vasilisa back to the Tsar, eventually convincing him to sail out to find themAn engaging collection, sure to please Russian folklore enthusiasts, Mayhew s book is well told and well illustrated, with colorful artwork and appealing folk motif borders The revisions are fairly minor, and done in a respectful spirit, and an author s afterword details the source materials I can t say that this is my favorite such collection, either in terms of narrative or artwork what could ever rival the work of Ivan Bilibin , but it was still quite appealing Recommended for those with a strong interest in folklore Don t question whether this book is for children or not,just read it And marvel at the amazing illustrations too These are old Russian tales taught in an almost story within a story format and all the stories are very captivating as well as intriguing as they enable you to learn about new cultures I loved every bit of it. Gorgeous book However, for some reason I felt intellectually betrayed when I recently learned that Koshka means cat I had been calling these stories the stories of Koshka the Cat for years. First published in 1993, these stories are lovingly retold by James Mayhew and are filled with the drama and beauty of original folktales Evocative of an enchanted landscape, a far cry from the world we live in, they whisk us away on a journey of dreams The five stories recounted in these pages weave a spell of enchantment as we read the words We can hear the voices, taste the salt of the sea, see the wicked Baba Yaga as she sails through the skies in her pestle and mortar as each tale easily First published in 1993, these stories are lovingly retold by James Mayhew and are filled with the drama and beauty of original folktales Evocative of an enchanted landscape, a far cry from the world we live in, they whisk us away on a journey of dreams The five stories recounted in these pages weave a spell of enchantment as we read the words We can hear the voices, taste the salt of the sea, see the wicked Baba Yaga as she sails through the skies in her pestle and mortar as each tale easily flows into the next and creates a vivid picture of the lives and the beings living through them.Mayhew has filled every page with exquisite illustrations that perfectly illuminate the storytelling and create within the reader a compulsion to continue The rich colours and sparkling detail echo the expressive language to conjure the magic of this glorious land This is truly a book to be cherished and read and shared over and over Absolutely spell binding.I am utterly delighted to have this in my hands again republished by Graffeg Ltd, 24th October I adore Koshka s Tales and am over the moon it is being republished by Graffeg I have long treasured my copy, and found it an endless source of inspiration and pleasure Gloriously illustrated, beautifully told stories within a story, this is the perfect introduction to Russian tales for all ages Its colourful pages and accessible language make it wonderful for children and families, but even seasoned folklore fans will be delighted by these masterful retellings of classic, timeless tales Thi I adore Koshka s Tales and am over the moon it is being republished by Graffeg I have long treasured my copy, and found it an endless source of inspiration and pleasure Gloriously illustrated, beautifully told stories within a story, this is the perfect introduction to Russian tales for all ages Its colourful pages and accessible language make it wonderful for children and families, but even seasoned folklore fans will be delighted by these masterful retellings of classic, timeless tales This is a book to be loved and shared time and time again, and I firmly believe a copy should be on every bookshelf An absolute must read for fans of fairy tales and folklore. Lonely classic Russian folk tales, well told and beautifully illustrated. Gorgeous illustrations, rich colours, and a comfortingly traditional turn of phrase. These stories are excellent renditions of, perhaps, theknown Russian folk tales Corresponds well with a new novel by Gregory Maguire, Egg Spoon These stories are excellent renditions of, perhaps, theknown Russian folk tales Corresponds well with a new novel by Gregory Maguire, Egg Spoon

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  • Hardcover
  • 80 pages
  • Koshka's Tales: Stories from Russia
  • James Mayhew
  • English
  • 03 November 2018
  • 1856979431