Collection of 10 short Ukrainian FolkTales. Translated to English by Serhiy Vladov and Mary Skrypnyk. Glossy pictorial boards. 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall. 92 pages filled with colour illustrations.
Contents: The Miracle of the Stone Mountain; The Diamond Fence; The Gifts from the Three Grains; The Mushroom-Brother and the Berry-Sisters; The White Rose; Vasyl Ne’er-Die; The Three Biscuits; Lucifer’s Daughter; The Brave Lad That Brought the Sun, the Moon and the Stars Back to the People; The Reed-Girl — “Once upon a time there lived a great landlord with his rich wife. They were enormously rich but as they grew older they became distressed, for they had nobody to leave their lands to. The lady went to a sorceress to ask her for advice. “There lives a magic fish in the sea,” said the sorcerer. “The woman that eats this, fish is sure to give birth to a boy.” The lady came home, told her husband everything and then said: “Buy me this fish.” The lord went to the seashore and asked the fisher-men: “Could you catch me the fish that will enable my wife to give birth to a child?”…” (The Brave Lad That Brought the Sun, the Moon and the Stars Back to the People)