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Riassunto: With children's poetry displayed in Russian and English on the same page, "A Great Time" is an enchanting, poetic foray into a world of imagination in which children are taught timeless truths by bugs, animals, plants, and the sun. These fun-filled, character-building messages spark hope and joy in children, while helping them better understand how precious life is and the importance of friendships, showing courtesy, and sharing with others. The illustrations and poetry richly capture the heart of these simple lessons that are so important to developing in a child a deep sense of appreciation and respect for nature and for each other. Storytelling, circus, theater, and poetry were important cultural pillars of the Russian society into which Masha Shurin was born. Having lived and worked under repressive Soviet control for decades, she knows how influential these media can be in helping people to believe in, and hope for, a better world. "A Great Time" is the first of a four-book series by Shurin created to assist Russian-American parents with helping their children learn about the culture of the Russian motherland. It will be especially useful for non-Russian Americans in exposing young ones to a multicultural experience that has such a rich and imaginative tradition in story-telling.
About the Author: The author, Masha Shurin was born in Belarus, a republic of Russia, May 13, 1949. She graduated from Minsk Institute of Technology in 1975, but did not get her diploma because she was poised to immigrate to the US and was labeled as an enemy of the people. Masha worked in Russian circus from 1971 to 1980. She immigrated to America in 1980, and makes her home in San Francisco, California. The illustrator, Valentin Ginukov, artist and journalist, was borne November 1, 1929, in Russia. He graduated from the Russian Institute in 1961. Valentin worked for numerous Russian magazines, newspapers, and publishing houses. His cartoons, posters, and illustrations have appeared in international exhibits. He immigrated to America in 1993, and makes his home in San Francisco, California.
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Descrizione libro White Stag Press/PDG. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2717882812
Descrizione libro White Stag Press/PDG, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020979258324
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Descrizione libro White Stag Press/PDG, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110979258324
Descrizione libro White Stag Press/PDG, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Bilingual. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0979258324