Retells ten traditional folk tales about the animals and peasants of the Russian countryside.
After disappearing from the Deputy Inspector’s face, his nose shows up around town before returning to its proper place. Based on a story by Nikolai Gogol.
The Moscow Circus notwithstanding, five-year-old Annie feels alone and homesick in a strange land until she meets Anya, who teaches Annie her first Russian words and introduces her to the warmth and generosity of the Russian people.
A million people were killed in the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942, one of the worst battles in history, and the intertwined stories of three people, each told in third person, offer a human-scale account of the cataclysm.
Nine-year-old Marushka is sucked into a magic egg, where she is forced to be housekeeper to the witch Baba Yaga.
As he sleds swiftly down the hill, a boy runs into a hunter, a dog, a fox, a hare, and a bear.