|By (author):||Utkin, Alexander|
|Series:||The Gamayun Tales|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|Publisher:||Nobrow Children's Books|
|Size:||9.25in x 6.31in x 0.88in|
|From The Publisher*||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.
|Review Quote*||"The real star is Utkin's breathtaking visuals, in which chalky textures and vibrant tones of mustard, ruby, and cerulean create striking moments: avian and terrestrial beasts do battle, a furry house spirit tends to his work, an enchanted son wanders mindlessly."|
"This book is so cool, nicely designed, and bold panels that do great service to the storytelling work. Utkin is an artist, for sure. And this book has everything -- stray apples, a lion king (no, not that one), magic dolls, giant lobsters, wooden guards, and magical snakes -- plus, so much more! I can see this book being a go-to on the classroom bookshelf"
-Dr. J Reads
|Biographical Note||Alexander Utkin is an illustrator, comic artist, designer and musician from Russia. He studied at Moscow State University of Printing Arts, graduating in 2006 with a Master of Arts. Clients include Samsung, Universal Music and WWF, among many others.|