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The Gamayun Tales Series

Alexander Utkin
The King of the Birds by Alexander Utkin
Gamayun Tales I by Alexander Utkin
Gamayun Tales II by Alexander Utkin

The Gamayun Tales Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
The latest installment in the Gamayun Tales series introduces a clever heroine who has a secret even she doesn’t know about.

Tyna of the Lake rescues the Hunter’s son from a life of servitude to her father the Water Spirit. Their attempt to make an escape to the surface world is interrupted when they are captured by the Water Spirit and he reveals the truth about who Tyna’s real father is.

An ideal book for kids who aren’t quite ready for Percy Jackson and mythology fans who want a little bit more color in their stories.
Book 2
Enter a world of magic and adventure in this stunningly illustrated comic based on traditional Russian folklore.

We rejoin our friend the merchant as he returns home from his adventure with the King of Birds. When curiosity gets the best of him and he opens his new mysterious golden chest, the merchant unwittingly condemns his newborn son to a life under the sea. His son grows up to be adventurous and strong, and when he goes to the sea to serve the Water Spirit, he befriends Tyna, the Water Spirit’s daughter, who promises to help him. Will Tyna save the merchant’s son from her vengeful father?
Book 2
Enter a world of magic and adventure in this stunning series based on traditional Russian folklore.

Alexander Utkin’s Gamayun Tales are fresh and modern adaptations of familiar Slavic folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations. Jam-packed with stories of magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying Water Spirits, there’s no end to the adventure in these books! Utkin’s striking art style takes inspiration from classic mid-century Disney animation, drawing readers in for a colorful journey even if they have no familiarty with Russian mythology.
Book 1
An action-packed debut title for middle grade readers with an appetite for folklore and mythology, who are ready to move beyond storybook fairy tales. Debut author Alexander Utkin, retells the Slavic myths of his youth in a stunning new graphic novel, illustrated in a bold new style. 

When a merchant nurses the King of Birds back to health after he is injured in a great war, he is offered a great reward. Together they travel far across the land to the domains of the King’s three sisters to claim the merchant’s prize… but will they give up that which is most precious to them?
Book 1
Enter a world of magic and adventure in this stunning series based on traditional Russian folklore. Collected into a beautiful new paperback edition for the first time!

Alexander Utkin’s Gamayun Tales are fresh and modern adaptations of familiar Russian folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations that take inspiration from classical mid-century Disney animation. Jam-packed with stories of magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying Water Spirits, there’s no end to the adventure in these books! A great introduction to Slavic folklore for kids who have already read everything on Egyptian and Greek mythology.
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