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Old Peter's Russian Tales

Arthur Ransome (1884-1967)

1. 00 Introduction (Note & ‘The Hut in
2. 01 – The Tale of the Silver Saucer and the Transparent Apple
3. 02 – Sadko
4. 03 – Frost
5. 04 – The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
6. 05 – Baba Yaga
7. 06 – The Cat Who Became Head-Forester
8. 07 – Spring in the Forest
9. 08 – The Little Daughter of the Snow
10. 09 – Prince Ivan, the witch baby, and the Little Sister of the Sun
11. 10 – The Stolen Turnips, The Magic Tablecloth, The Sneezing Goat and The Wooden Whistle
12. 11 – Little Master Misery
13. 12 – A Chapter of Fish
14. 13 – The Golden Fish
15. 14 – Who Lived in the Skull
16. 15 – Alenoushka And Her Brother
17. 16 – The Fire-Bird, The Horse of Power, and The Princess Vasilissa
18. 17 – The Hunter and His Wife
19. 18 – The Three Men Of Power – Evening, Midnight, And Sunrise
20. 19 – Salt
21. 20 – The Christening in the Village

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Summary

Arthur Ransome is best known for his ‘Swallows and Amazons’ series of children’s books. This is the only example of his fiction in the public domain. These stories are all from Russian folklore, some comparatively well-known, others less so. Ransome spent some years in Russia as a newspaper correspondent fir the ‘Daily News’ and the ‘Manchester Guardian’ and was peripherally involved in the revolution. In the late twenties he married Evgenia Shvelpina, Trotsky’s secretary, retired from newspapers and started writing his children’s books.