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The Fire Horse: Children’s Poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky, Osip Mandelstam and Daniil Kharms

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  • Hardcover $16.95

    Mar 14, 2017 | 48 Pages | 6-8 years

  • Ebook $14.99

    Mar 14, 2017 | 48 Pages | 6-8 years

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“Pictures by Popova, Ender, and Konashevich, respectively, are wondrous to behold in their own right and as precursors to mid-20th-century Western picture-book art…A glimpse into Soviet children’s-book illustration.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The early Soviet period was a miraculously rich time for children’s books and their illustration. . . The illustrations [to Mandelstam’s Two Trams] display great elegance. The artist, Boris Ender, plays with a very limited palette of colours—black, red and grey, with the occasional touch of light brown—and with simplified shapes, especially the recurring sweep of parallel tramlines. It’s a lovely example of less doing more.” —Philip Pullman

“A lesser-known product of early Soviet support for the arts was the breathtaking flowering of Soviet children’s literature, as witnessed by NYRB’s The Fire Horse, with its faithful reproductions of three books from 1925 to 1930.” —Ainsley Morse, Los Angeles Review of Books

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