18 October 2016

Today in Photo

Nostalgia is a yellow hardback book from the 80s, the peak of Soviet literature for children available in English translation in India. The books were cheap, well made and often wonderfully told. The Adventures of Dennis stands the test of time, it's still a really good kids book, full of small, loving observations of life from a child's view. My copy has been read and reread so many times since I acquired it in the late 80s but the pages are still crisp and the binding is firm and flipping through it all these years later, I'm still charmed by the stories of Dennis, who never really had any "real" adventures, but lived and played in Moscow much like I did in New Delhi. Also excellent (and a book I have lost, alas) is When Daddy Was A Little Boy, a book I absolutely ADORED. #bookstagram #1980s #kidlit #soviet

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  1. omg! When Daddy was a little boy was my favorite too!! and I lost it too :( Looked for it online, says out of print. Would love to buy it if available


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