ABOUT THE BOOK

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  • P1450 HEADWORDS
  • P30 PAGES (PDF)
  • P1H 49M OF AUDIO

This e-book includes six famous Russian folk tales: Царевна-лягушка, Сказка о рыбаке и рыбке, Конёк-горбунок, Руслан и Людмила, Снегурочка и 12 месяцев.

$9.99

KEY FEATURES

PRINTABLE PDF

You´ll receive the book in PDF format that you can download, open on any mobile device, or print.

AUDIO IN 2 SPEEDS

Each chapter is recorded twice – first, in slow Russian, then, in a normal speed Russian. All audio files are downloadable.

STRESS MARKS

All Russian words have accent marks to help you pronounce them correctly.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

English translation of difficult words and phrases. Don´t waste your precious time looking up unknown words!

COMPREHENSION Qs

Comprehension questions are included at the end of each chapter so that you can test your understanding.

KEY FEATURES

PRINTABLE PDF

You´ll receive the book in PDF format that you can download, open on any mobile device or print.

AUDIO IN 2 SPEEDS

Each chapter is recorded twice – first, in slow Russian, then, in a normal speed Russian. All audio files are downloadable.

STRESS MARKS

All Russian words have accent marks to help you pronounce them correctly.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

English translation of difficult words and phrases. Don´t waste your precious time looking up unknown words!

COMPREHENSION Qs

Comprehension questions are included at the end of each chapter so that you can test your understanding.

LOOK INSIDE

          В далёкой стране́ жил царь, и бы́ло у него́ три сы́на. Царь хоте́л, что́бы они́ все жени́лись и продо́лжили свой род. Он сказа́л им:

           – Ка́ждый из вас до́лжен вы́йти в по́ле за преде́лами дворца́ и пусти́ть в во́здух стрелу́ так далеко́, как смо́жет. Вы же́нитесь на де́вушке, кото́рая живёт в том ме́сте, где приземли́лась стрела́.

            Все три сы́на вы́полнили жела́ние отца́. Стрела́ ста́ршего сы́на приземли́лась во дворе́ боя́рина, и её подняла́ егó дочь. Стрела́ сре́днего сы́на упа́ла в купе́ческий двор, где её нашла́ дочь торго́вца. Стрела́ мла́дшего сы́на, Ива́на-царе́вича, попа́ла в боло́то.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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MARIA CULMER – UK

I really enjoyed these tales. Each story is around 4-5 pages long, giving a real sense of achievement of finishing a story in one sitting. These were challenging for me, a little above my level, but not so much that I lost the enjoyment of reading a story. Having new vocabulary embedded in a story like this helps with learning and I learned a lot!! Would highly recommend it.

GABRIELLA STRANGES – Switzerland

I really liked the tales in this book, some were familiar to me and others were completely new. It’s a good recommendation because you can train both your listening and reading skills while learning many new words!!! I am looking forward to the second part of these beautiful Russian tales. The book perfectly met my level of Russian!

MOUNA CHEBLAK – Canada

I liked the book so much because I learned more about stories that move Russian children, as I hope also to learn more about the Russian adult mind. The book helped me learn new common sentences and constructions which I heard for the first time. No need to panic if a word is not clear as with the definitions given the text explains itself by itself. The audio at full speed was nevertheless helpful only after reading, otherwise, I suggest that the learner goes first with the slow speed.
The book was a good fit for my level in Russian and I realized how much progress I have done since the first word I have learned. I would definitely recommend this book for any other learner, especially for those who study the language on their own. Thank you so much, Kristina, your books are the best tools for students!

BONNIE YELVERTON – USA

I’ve always loved fairy tales and folk tales. When I was a child, I looked forward to the Baba Yaga stories that were published in a children’s magazine several times a year. So when I saw these stories, I was delighted to continue my acquaintance with both Baba Yaga and Firebirds. I have even finally become acquainted with Руслан и Людмила, based on an epic poem by Пушкин, which he based on folk stories. At first, I didn’t like the way the text is set up, with a short section of no more than 10 lines, with bolded words and phrases, which are glossed to English immediately following, instead of at the end or on a facing page. But I discovered that this actually was an advantage. Because the sections are so short. I don’t mind reading a section several times. I read once without looking at the glosses, and then again after. Then I read with the included audio (Kristina is a good storyteller) and then listen to audio alone. I have purchased several of these books, and look forward to reading them all.

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