The three short Russian tales included here are really no more than jokes, with the whole point in the punchline: in the...

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GOING TO MOSCOW and Other Stories

The three short Russian tales included here are really no more than jokes, with the whole point in the punchline: in the title story fellow coach passengers sympathize and aid an old man with ""paralyzed hands"" who turns out to be holding the measure of his wife's foot so he can buy her some shoes. In another a fisher boy rejects adoption by a rich city couple when ali they can promise is that he will eventually be wealthy enough to ""come up here and fish all day"" and in ""Fat Olga,"" a boy ""loses"" a tricky old woman's cow in the same way that she lost his goat. The three are trusty readaloud attention holders in themselves and as told, though the red, white and blue color scheme of the conventional illustrations somehow makes us feel as if we are going to Paris instead of Moscow.

Pub Date: Sept. 26, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Four Winds

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973