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Detki v Kletke

by Marshak, Samuil

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Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Detskoi Literatury, 1953. First edition in this format; 9" x 11 1/4"; pp. 3-23 including text to first and last page; original pictorial wraps; wear and rubbing to spine and corners; pages mostly very clean; illustrated; good. "Kids in a Cage" - an adorable book about baby animals in the zoo. Profusely illustrated by Evgenii Charushin - an acclaimed Russian artist and a prolific children's books illustrator. The author, Samuil Marshak, was proclaimed by Maxim Gorky to be "the founder of Russia's children's literature." He was also a talented translator among whose beautiful translations were those of Shakespeare, Robert Burns, and Rudyard Kipling.


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