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Sorotchinzy Fair by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

Sorotchinzy Fair (edition 1991)

by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

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Title:Sorotchinzy Fair
Authors:Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
Info:David R. Godine Publisher (1991), Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:children's literature, picture books, fairy tales and folklore, russian, slavic, illustration, fairy tales folklore and mythology, bedroom library

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Sorotchintzy Fair by Nikolai Gogol



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While I have not read the original story (though now I am interested) I was impressed by this shortened version, and can say that I honestly didn't know where it was going. A brief summary: a young man wins the hand of a girl he meets at a village fair through taking advantage of the superstitions of the father of the girl and the villagers. Spirin's art is truly breathtaking and this book is worth the time if only to look at the pictures. This would be a good book to read to late elementary school kids as a jumping off point to talk about prejudices and why people are quick to make assumptions about others (and how to deal with the aforementioned topics). ( )
  Maryk205 | May 8, 2013 |
Fiction, Tsarist Russia, short story
  bommelmj | Jan 3, 2010 |
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Gogol, Nikolaimain authorall editionsconfirmed
Spirin, Gennadiń≠Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This story is based on a traditional Russian country tale about a beautiful young girl who is wooed and won at the Sorotchintzy fair by a dashing suitor who uses the villagers', and his future father-in-law's superstitions to overcome the obstacles to the hand of his lady love.

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