In this post, we will see the book by Nikolai Nosov: Eleven Stories For Boys And Girls.
About the book
A collection of picture stories for children by Russian children’s author Nikolai Nosov.
There is much more to say about Nikolai Nosov and his work. Neither this introduction nor the book itself sets out to present all the writer’s best stories. The book includes just ten humorous stories and a longer one for younger children. Some may already be familiar to readers abroad, such as Mishka’s Porridge, The Telephone. Jolly Family. Story-Tellers, The Crucian Carp and Visiting Grandpa.Each story is interesting in itself, but all of them together express the author’s aspiration “to show what a pure, wonderful being a child is. how receptive he is to goodness, what marvellous, intelligent, warm and poetical feeling he has in him and how much he needs attention, understanding and affection”.
All credits to Guptaji.
Introduction by I. Boronetsky
Translated from the Russian by Jim Riordan, Fainna Solasko and Rose Prokofieva
Drawings by Georgi Yudin
First printing Progress Publishers, Illustrations. 1981
Second printing 1984 Raduga Publishers. Illustrations. 1984
Note: Scan quality is uneven
You can get the book here
Nikolai Nosov. Translated by Jim Riordan 7
Visiting Grandpa. Translated by 13
The Crucian Carp. Translated by Jim Riordan 22
The Patch. Translated by Jim Riordan 31
Sasha. Translated by Jim Riordan 35
Bobby Visits Barboss. Translated by Jim Riordan 45
Story-Tellers. Translated by Fainna Solasko 54
And I’m Helping Too. Translated by Jim Riordan 61
Putty. Translated by Jim Riordan 75
Mishka’s Porridge. Translated by Rose Prokofieva 81
The Telephone. Translated by Rose Prokofieva 93
Jolly Family. Translated by Rose Prokofieva 106