Rovakada Books by Yuri Norstein & Franceska Yarbusova

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Rovakada Publishing is a small San Francisco based independent publisher, founded in 2009. The company is dedicated to bringing the best to the world of children’s books. So far their range consists of three titles based on classic tales from renowned Russian literary figures and poets. In each case the stories were adapted for short animated films and illustrated by Franceska Yarbusova, an award-winning artist, the wife and collaborator of distinguished Russian animator Yuri Norstein (Norshteyn).

Yuri Norstein created a number of memorable and award-wining films. In 1984 his film ‘Tale Of Tales’ was named the Best Animated Film Of All Time in an event organised by the American Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences in Los Angeles. In 2002 this film was also named the Best Animated Film Of All Time in a Zagreb International Animation Festival poll. In 2003, an international film jury in Tokyo declared ‘Hedgehog In The Fog’ to be the Best Animated Film Of All Time.

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Hedgehog in the Fog

Author: Sergey Kozlov & Yuri Norstein
Publisher: Rovakada
Release Date: 2010
Features: Illustrated by Franceska Yarbusova, 48 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 0984586709

"‘Hedgehog In The Fog’ is an international hit which has already been published in many languages. This story is about the adventures of the philosophical little Hedgehog on his way to meet with his friend Bear. Along the way Hedgehog enters into a mysterious fog in which he encounters a horse, a dog, an owl, and a fish. The book is based on Francesca Yarbusova’s sketches to the award-winning animated film directed by Yuri Norstein."

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The Fox And The Hare

Author: Vladimir Dal
Publisher: Rovakada
Release Date: 2010
Features: Illustrated by Franceska Yarbusova, 48 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 0984586717

"‘The Fox And The Hare’ is a Russian folktale retold by Vladimir Dal. This book is based on Francesca Yarbusova’s sketches to the award-winning animated film directed by Yuri Norstein. This simple story is about the insidious Fox who takes over the little Hare’s house. Who is going to help the poor Hare?"

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Mishmash

Author: Korney Chukovsky
Publisher: Rovakada
Release Date: 2011
Features: Illustrated by Franceska Yarbusova, 32 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 0984586741

"‘Mishmash’ is the poem for little children about a funny mix-up that happened among the animals. Illustrated by Francesca Yarbusova’s sketches."

Below we’ve also posted the beautiful animated films on which these equally gorgeous books are based...




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