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Fox and the Hare

Fox and the Hare

By (author) Vladimir Dal


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  • This beautiful retelling of a Russian folk tale is based on an award-winning animation
  • Features an original cover design that appeals both to children and their parents
  • Showcases colourful high-quality illustrations from an award-winning artist
  • The genre of the folktale lends itself to repetitive vocabulary - a good early reading strategy
Full Description
“‘The Fox and the Hare’ is Yuri Norstein’s take on an old Russian folk tale and as in all of his films, we are pulled into the characters’ lives through the beautiful simplicity of the character designs, done by the artist Francesca Yarbusova. They create personalities full of soul and emotion. I’ve always admired Yuri for his honesty and absolute devotion to the art of animation and his talent of creating an enchanted and very unique world for each of his masterpieces. I like to take time and study his beautiful graphics, discovering new details each time I look at them.” Helena Giersz, Designer/Co-creator of Nickelodeon series Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go, Founder of Funline Animation, Inc The Fox and the Hare is a Russian folk tale retold by Vladimir Dal. This book is based on Francesca Yarbusova’s sketches for the award-winning animated film directed by Yuri Norstein. This beautiful tale is a simple story about the insidious Fox who takes over the Little Hare’s house when her own palace of ice melts in the Spring. After enlisting the help of several animals, still the ferocious fox remains in the Little Hare’s house. Is there anyone who can help him? Also available in the Norstein & Yarbusova Collection – a beautiful series of children’s picture books based on the art of famous Russian artists and animators Yuri Norstein and Francesca Yarbusova are: Mishmash ISBN: 9780984586745 and The Hedgehog in the Fog ISBN: 9780984586707.
About the Author
Vladimir Dal (Dahl) was one of the greatest Russian language lexicographers. During his lifetime he compiled and documented the oral history of the region that was later published in Russian and became part of modern folklore. Francesca Yarbusova is an award-winning artist, the wife and collaborator of Yuri Norstein. The successes of their films are as much her accomplishments as they are Norstein's. Exhibitions of her artworks successfully showed in museums in Russia, France, Japan, etc. She is the recipient of the Great Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Fine Art.
5th Nov 2015
305 mm x 215 mm
48 Pages
48 color
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