I am currently reading this collection of Russian stories and they are very entertaining to me. As in part 1 of this series, I had never heard ANY of these stories which made them even more interesting. Everyone studying Russian should read these stories as these stories are well known to Russians. My wife is Russian and loved these stories as a child in the same way Americans liked stories like Cinderella. I enjoyed all books in the series. I cannot recommend them highly enough, they are all that good.