Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Волшебник of Oz

I bought this book for Katya two weeks ago: a Russian version of The Wizard of Oz series by Frank Baum.

She had been begging me to buy the collection of stories ever since her class took a trip to a local library in November. According to her, the author of the book had been there and he had been enchanting.

I just looked up the book on the internet... She evidently didn't talk with the author himself... Alexander Volkov was born in 1891.

But, hey! Anyone who can get Katya excited to tackle a 991 page book in Russian has my gratitude! That makes The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling seem downright short!


Tina in CT said...

That's so wonderful that she loves to read so much - a family gene.

Does she know you were Dorothy in the school play?

Anonymous said...

Paulina loved this book too. :-)

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garnet said...

This is so cool -- Katya probably can't realize just how wonderful it is that she can read well in two languages.

I'm curious about the book -- is this simply of a Russian translation of the series, or did the writer come up with new stories? I loved reading this series as a child and keep telling myself I need to track down all the volumes for my kids. We've just read the first one.