Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the The Gamayun Tales series.
Enter a world of magic and adventure in this stunning series based on traditional Russian folklore. Collected into a beautiful new paperback edition for the first time!
Alexander Utkin's Gamayun Tales are fresh and modern adaptations of familiar Russian folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations that take inspiration from classical mid-century Disney animation. Jam-packed with stories of magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying Water Spirits, there's no end to the adventure in these books! A great introduction to Slavic folklore for kids who have already read everything on Egyptian and Greek mythology.
About the Author
Alexander Utkin is an illustrator, comic artist, designer and musician from Russia. He studied at Moscow State University of Printing Arts, graduating in 2006 with a Master of Arts. Clients include Samsung, Universal Music and WWF, among many others.
Special Mention for the COMICS YOUNG ADULT category by the 2021 BolognaRagazzi Award
"The real star is Utkin’s breathtaking visuals, in which chalky textures and vibrant tones of mustard, ruby, and cerulean create striking moments: avian and terrestrial beasts do battle, a furry house spirit tends to his work, an enchanted son wanders mindlessly."
“This book is so cool, nicely designed, and bold panels that do great service to the storytelling work. Utkin is an artist, for sure. And this book has everything -- stray apples, a lion king (no, not that one), magic dolls, giant lobsters, wooden guards, and magical snakes -- plus, so much more! I can see this book being a go-to on the classroom bookshelf”
—Dr. J Reads