Re: [sig] writing for kids
- On Sun, 2 Apr 2000, Patricia Hefner wrote:
> I've been asked to write some stuff about Russian garb for the Page's schoolTwo books you might find useful (and both of which are in print):
> in Meridies. They publish a newsletter. I'm not used to writing simple
> articles!! :-)
"How a Shirt Grew in the Field" -- is a Russian children's book written
near the beginning of the 19th century. While not *strictly* period, the
book shows through a child's view just how flax seed sown in the field
eventually becomes a wonderful tunic. The rural activities are
practically medieval. If you have trouble finding it, I have a copy and
can send the full citation.
"My first 1000 words in Russian" -- I don't own this book, but it is in a
style similar to Richard Scarry's books (if you know what that means),
except that it's not a book populated by animals. Each page covers words
on a particular theme, and I recall a 2-page spread on clothing words,
where the words were given in Russian spelling and in transliteration.
It may be too modern, but it might also give you some ideas. If you need
a full citation to find it, I can drop by the UNICEF store, where I saw
it, and get more info. It's one in a series of books that also includes
English, Spanish, French, and others.