Knizhka pro knizhki / S. Marshak ; kartinki S. Chekhonina.

Author
Marshak, S. (Samuil), 1887-1964 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
Russian
Εdition
3-e izd.
Published/​Created
[Leningrad ; Moskva] : Raduga, [1927].
Description
[12] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

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Subject(s)
Illustrator
Library of Congress genre
Fiction [Browse]
Summary note
A slovenly boy severely abuses the books in his household, leaving missing covers, torn pages, and other damage in such classics as The Brothers Grimm, Don Quixote, and Robinson Crusoe, among others. The books decide to escape, and flee en masse to the public library where they are greeted by a strong, stern, library catalog. They are repaired and put to bed to convalesce. When the boy discovers that all of his books are missing, he goes to the library to inquire about borrowing. The books recognize the boy, alert the library catalog, and - as the final illustration implies - fly off the shelves to chase or attack him.
Notes
Cover title. Wrappers included in pagination.
Binding note
Pub. white pictorial wrappers printed in red, green, black, and grey.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s)
A Book About Books
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