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"Fairy Kamchatka" was published with the help of not indifferent readers

The book "Fairytale Kamchatka", prepared by the editor Alexandra Agafonova and illustrator artist Ekaterina Sokolova, is printed thanks to the support of users of crowdfunding

"Fairy Kamchatka" was published with the help of not indifferent readers

"This is a book-guide to a completely unknown, lost world - Kamchatka, the edge of volcanoes" under the merry sky, "where birds and animals and even household utensils come to the aid of people, and where for man there is nothing more expensive than his nomadic freedom and a conscious connection with all living ", - said the editor of" Afisha - Children "Daria Wardenburg, having read the book.

The publication includes several popular fairy tales, but it is based on unknown legends told by the grandmothers and great-grandmothers of the modern inhabitants of Kamchatka. “Fairy tales passed down from generation to generation in families have been shared by completely different people: dog kennel workers, medical students, teachers, retirees and even schoolchildren,” says the editor and compiler of the publication, Alexandra Agafonova. "Finding such material is a huge success, like finding a literary gem."    

The book is united by a continuous story about grandmother Vuvvunu - the keeper of the traditions of the peoples of Kamchatka - and her modern grandson who aspires to enter this magical but unknown world to him. The edition will be interesting not only for children, but also for their parents: it will acquaint readers with ethnographic, cultural and everyday features of life of small peoples of Kamchatka. The publication is interactive - some fairy tales can be heard in the Koryak and Even languages. To do this, it is enough to scan the QR-code and go through the interactive link on the Internet.

In total, the book contains 18 original northern fairy tales, supplemented by elegant and vivid illustrations of Ekaterina Sokolova. Among the creative awards of the artist - the Golden Pushkin Medal, the UNESCO Prize, the "Nika" Prize.

"Illustrations to these tales and flew out of hand, - recalls Catherine. - When the work is like, the pictures themselves are born. And I love northern tales from my childhood! "

In March, the authors of the book asked for fundraising to print a book on croweding Thanks to the support of users, it was possible to collect more than 190 thousand rubles. Among the supporters of the project there were also two "fairy tale keepers" - this status is given to those users who specially sponsor the transfer of books to orphanages.  
Starting in June, "Fabulous Kamchatka" will appear in Russian bookstores. You can buy the edition at online store
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