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Kobzar's Children A Century of Untold Ukranian Stories

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ISBN-10: 1550419978

ISBN-13: 9781550419979

Edition: 2006

Authors: Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Due to more mature content, this book is recommended for children 14 and up. The Kobzars were the blind minstrels of Ukraine, who memorized the epic poems and stories of 100 generations. Traveling around the country, they stopped in towns and villages along the way, where they told their tales and were welcomed by all. During the early years of Stalin_s regime in the USSR, the Kobzars wove their traditional stories with contemporary warnings of soviet repression, famine, and terror. When Stalin heard of it, he called the first conference of Kobzars in Ukraine. Hundreds congregated. Then Stalin had them murdered. As the storytellers of Ukraine died, so too did their stories. "Kobzar's…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 6/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch's 18 award-winning books for young people include Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan's Rescue from War, a Red Cedar Information Book Award winner and OLA Red Maple Honour Book. Its sequel, One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way, is nominated for the OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award. In 2008, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the development Ukraine's culture, Marsha was awarded the Order of Princess Olha. She lives in Brantford, Ontario.