Title: Soldier and Tsar in the Forest: A Russian Tale
Author: Richard Lourie (translated by)
Illustrator: Uri Shulevitz
Description: Signed by Shulevitz on the title page. Stated First Edition. Magenta cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and blind stamped design on front board. Illustrated endpapers. Title page has a rubber-stamped letter "P" in the proximity of Shulevitz's signature, otherwise clean and unmarked with crisp pages. Dust jacket shows small rubbed areas on the rear panel near the bottom edge; price clipped. DJ in archival sleeve. 32 unnumbered pages. 10 x 10.25 inches.
Soldier and Tsar in the Forest is story 340 in the three-volume Alexander Afanasyev collection of Russian tales. It is the tale of a simple soldier who saves the helpless Tsar.
Uri Shulevitz (b. 1935) is an American writer and illustrator of children's books, the winner of the 1969 Caldecott Medal, and the recipient of multiple Caldecott Honors. He was born in Poland and survived the 1939 bombing of Warsaw. He lived in Paris and Israel prior to immigrating to the United States in 1959.
Richard Lourie (b. 1940) is an American author, literary critic, and translator from Russian and Polish. He won the 1971 Joseph Henry Jackson Prize for fiction for his in-progress novel Sagittarius in Warsaw. He also served as Mikhail Gorbachev's translator for the New York Times.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Place: New York
Keywords: children's, illustrated, picture book, Uri Shulevitz, Russian, folktales, folk tales,
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