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Old Peter's Russian Tales

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ISBN-10: 155742456X

ISBN-13: 9781557424563

Edition: N/A

Authors: Arthur Ransome

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List price: $15.95
Publisher: Wildside Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Children's author Arthur Ransome was born in Leeds, England on January 18, 1884. As a child, he spent many vacations sailing, camping, and exploring the countryside in England's Lake Country. He studied chemistry for one year at Yorkshire College before dropping out to become a writer. He worked for a London publisher and then for the Manchester Guardian newspaper. He wrote his first book, Bohemia in London, in 1907 and went to study folklore in Russia in 1913. In 1916, he published Old Peter's Russian Tales, a collection of 21 folktales. During World War I, he became a reporter for the Daily News and covered the war on the Eastern Front. While in Russia, he also covered the Russian…