Text by Samuil Marshak. Illustrations by Vladimir Lebedev. Afterword by Sarah Suzuki. Translation by Jamey Gambrell
In the 1920s, avant-garde Russian writers and artists worked together with fervent dedication to create a new type of children's literature, drawing on the aesthetic innovations and social and political philosophy of the period to inspire and stimulate young minds. This whimsical picture book is one of numerous remarkable collaborations by artist and illustrator Vladimir Lebedev and poet, translator, and children's author Samuil Marshak, many of which are in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. This facsimile edition reproduces the original book in size, shape, and design, with new English translations in place of the Russian and an afterword by Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA.
7.5h x 6w x .15"w
Samuil Marshak and Vladimir Lebedev, afterword by Sarah Suzuki