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!