Books by Nikolai Popov

Released: April 1, 2018

"A most unusual book featuring counting and animal identification; whether readers will take up the invitation to enjoy it again will depend on their tolerance for the surreal. (Picture book. 3-6)"
One by one, 16 animals charge down a grassy slope in a colorful assortment of footwear. Read full book review >
KWIK & KWAK NEVER GIVE UP by Nikolai Popov
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Friendly, froggy fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Odd-couple frogs Kwik and Kwak are friends. Read full book review >
AMAZONIA by Daniel  Munduruku
Released: May 14, 2013

"As the reteller states in his preface, 'Myths allow us to recognize our proper role in the web of life,' but this anthology will require an intermediary who can creatively make the connections between the text and its readers. (Folk tales. 9-12)"
Twelve folk tales from various Amazonian cultures are retold, but their audience is unclear. Read full book review >
GLOTTAL STOP by Paul Celan
Released: Nov. 3, 2000

"A good beginning for anyone unfamiliar with Celan: Popov and McHugh de-emphasize literal translation in an attempt to capture the spirit of his work."
Celan is considered a key postwar poet because of his radical method of creating meaning by breaking the conventions of language. Read full book review >
WHY? by Nikolai Popov
by Nikolai Popov, illustrated by Nikolai Popov
Released: April 1, 1996

"Provocative. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wordless condemnation of violence and war—their often absurd origins and always grim aftermath. Read full book review >