BORIS AND HIS BALALAIKA by Esphyr Slobodkina

BORIS AND HIS BALALAIKA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Russian peasant atmosphere pervades this story of a well-meaning boy named Boris who bungles every job given to him. Eventually, however, he makes good by entertaining the Commander-in-chief of all Russian Armies with his balalaika playing and is given a special position in the Army with orders to spend all his time cheering up the soldiers with his strumming. Cheerful illustrations carry out the pleasantly peasanty spirit of the story.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1964
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman