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25 December 2013

A collection of Soviet children’s stories becomes a UK bestseller

 
An album of colorful kids’ books from early Soviet Russia has become a surprise hit this autumn. The 1920s and 1930s were a golden age for Russian children’s literature, producing tales whose playfulness subtly subverted official Soviet dogma. “Inside the Rainbow: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times,” published last month by Redstone Press, presents highlights from this era of innovative design.

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