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SHER, Nadezhda Sergeevna; GONCHAROV, A. (illustrator).

Dzhanik i Kiriusha. [Dhzanik and Kiryusha].

Stock Code
106861
Moscow, OGIZ Molodaia Gvardiia, 1930
£1,350

Vividly illustrated Soviet propaganda aiming to unite the different nations of the USSR.

Nadezhda Sher's story is about two little boys, Kiryusha who lives on Tverskoy Boulevard in Moscow and Dzhannik who lived in the Caucasus. Kiryusha's mother decides they should go and visit Dzhanik and his family and so they set off on a long train journey, taking three whole days and nights to cross the vast Soviet Union. When they arrive, Kiryusha is taken aback by the difference in culture. In this southerly land, they speak a different language, have no snow and adorn their homes with cushions. The two boys begin fighting over their May Day red flag, each believing it to be their own until the mothers explain that everyone has the same flag. Now the children are united by waving the red flag of communism they go out to celebrate and sing in the street, with

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Description

First edition, 8vo (23 x 19 cm); 15pp., illustrated throughout in red, yellow, black and blue, staples slightly rusted; original printed wrappers, a fine example.

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