Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
This is a beautifully-illustrated collection of twenty-five stories for children. Each is based on Russian folklore with a definite moral or lesson to be learned, similar in scope to Aesop's fables. All the stories reflect Tolstoy's humor and respect for nature. This collection is warm, earthy, and filled with the wisdom of everyday life.
Twenty-five delightful fables for children from Leo Tolstoy.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of the nineteenth century. James Riordan has travelled the world collecting folktales and has published over thirty volumes of tales from different countries. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Surry and Visiting Professor at the University of Worcester, as well as holding honorary degrees from Birmingham, London, Moscow, and Grenoble. He regularly reviews children's books for The Times. He has also written ten novels for young people. He resides in London. Claus Sievert was a full-time illustrator and artist in Grass Valley, California.