Monday, March 7, 2011


The Young Ladies Christian Fellowship is hosting a March of Books this month. The assignment today is to post a snapshot of a well-loved book. (part 2 is here)

Unfortunately, most of my classic favorites are either in the U.S., or in electronic form on my Kindle.

So I will have to post on behalf of my fiance! He brought over some of his treasured books from childhood for me to explore.

There is something utterly fascinating about reading or even looking at a book from another culture. I remember a Japanese book I had with little mice doing different things. The illustrations were so beautiful, and even the text was a work of art because the characters seemed so exotic.

Andrey's book that I photographed is called "Petey the Microbe." :) It's about a little microorganism that goes around town and has adventures. There are a variety of Russian fairytales that exist, although some are reminiscent of the Brothers Grimm. Children also read many Scandinavian tales that have been translated into Russian. For example, I only remember "Pippi Longstocking" and "Mischievous Meg" from growing up, but there are many more Astrid Lindgren titles that are popular here.

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Mirror Image-Back Cover! :)

A sample page


  1. The picture on this book made me smile. I think books from other cultures are very fascinating. I only wish that I could read and understand so much more than I do.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us on YLCF! :)

  2. Such an interesting looking book. A blue cutie-pie, actually. I found your interesting blog via Expat Blogs.

    Perhaps you would like to join my Expat Linky Party on March 19th? Hope to see you then, if not sooner.

  3. Thanks, Chantel and Happy Homemaker, for visiting my blog! :)

  4. Hello ~ I found you from the YCLF link-up. I'm participating too.

    I have a Kindle, and fully know what you mean about having all of the classic's in electronic format. I have some books though of my favorite classics, and that's what I wrote about in my "March of Books" post.

    This story you wrote about looks CUTE! I'm glad you shared.

    ~ Tarissa


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