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COSSACK FAIRY & FOLK TALES - 27 Illustrated Ukrainian Children's tales

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In this volume you will find 27 illustrated with a uniquely Slavonic flavour. In this volume you will find stories like “The Story Of Unlucky Daniel”, “The Vampire And St Michael”, “The Tsar And The Angel”, “The Story Of Ivan And The Daughter Of The Sun”, “The Straw Ox”, “The Golden Slipper”, “The Iron Wolf”, “The Story of the Wind” and many more, most not heard in the west for many a year.

This volume of stories has been selected from a Slavonic dialect extraordinarily rich in folk-tales. The original language was Ruthenian, the language of the Ukrainian Steppe, and of the Cossacks. This was the first translation ever made from Ruthenian into English.
Until Ukrainian independence the language was rigorously repressed by the Soviet Government, and has since been a foundation from which modern Ukrainian has been developed. It possesses a noble literature, numerous folk-songs and a copious collection of justly admired folk-tales, many of them of great antiquity, which are regarded, both in Russia and Poland, as quite unique of their kind.
Because of this, these stories have a distinctly Slavic flavour for the Cossacks are a proud race of predominantly East Slavic-speaking people mainly located in Southern Russia and in South-Eastern Ukraine usually sparsely populated areas and islands in the lower Dnieper, Don, Terek and Ural river basins. They played an important role in the historical and cultural development of Ukraine.

So, we invite you to download this collection of Cossack culture, sit back and enjoy these stories before you embark on reading them to a younger audience.

10% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

TAGS: folklore, fairy, tales, stories, myths, legends, fables, Cossack, Ukraine, Ruthenian, Slavic, Dniepr, Don, Terek, Ural, tsar of the forest, story of the wind, voices at the window, story of little tsar novishny, false sister, faithful beasts, vampire and st Michael, story of tremsin,  bird zhar, nastasia, lovely maid of the sea, serpent-wife, story of unlucky Daniel, sparrow and the bush, old dog, fox and the cat, straw ox, golden slipper, iron wolf, three brothers, tsar and the angel, story of ivan, daughter of the sun, the cat, the cock, the fox, serpent tsarevich, two wives, origin of the mole, two princes, ungrateful children, old father, went to school again, ivan the fool, st. peter’s fife, magic egg, forty-first brother, unlucky days, wondrous story, ivan golik, serpents

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