Once in a Strange, Faraway Forest

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9780968389980: Once in a Strange, Faraway Forest

A whimsical tale for children and their favorite adults by Yaroslav Stelmakh. The story is a delightful tongue-in-cheek account of the adventures of a group of young animals with very human characteristics in a forest somewhere in Africa. As they match wits with an unwelcome visitor from an African jungle, they become fast friends with a bumbling explorer who travels around the world in a dirigible. Together they ensure that good triumphs over evil, but in a civil, reasonable, and highly entertaining manner.

Translated into English from Ukrainian by Roma Franko and edited by Sonia Morris.

Once in a Strange, Faraway Forest is a 96-page children's book written by Yaroslav Stelmakh and published in Ukraine in 1978. The 70+ original full-color illustrations by Anatoliy Vasylenko, a popular illustrator of Ukrainian children's books, complement the text and reflect the humorous tone adopted by the author. The original illustrations were reproduced and enhanced by a designer in England, and the book is printed on sturdy high quality paper.

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Yaroslav Mykhaylovych Stelmakh was born in Kyiv in 1949. He graduated from the pedagogical institute for foreign languages in 1971, and earned a master's degree in Ukrainian at the University of Kyiv. He has worked as a lecturer at both institutions, and has been a member of the Ukrainian Writers' Union since 1978. A playwright and author of several books for children, he has translated prose fiction from several languages into Ukrainian. His translations from English include the works of James Joyce.

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