Old Peter's Russian Tales

Arthur RANSOME (1884 - 1967)

Arthur Ransome is best known for his Swallows and Amazons series of children’s books. This is the only example of his fiction in the public domain. These stories are all from Russian folklore, some comparatively well-known, others less so. Ransome spent some years in Russia as a newspaper correspondent for the Daily News and the Manchester Guardian and was peripherally involved in the revolution. In the late twenties he married Evgenia Shvelpina, Trotsky's secretary, retired from newspapers and started writing his children’s books. (Summary by AJM)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction and The Hut in the Forest Andy Minter
00:10:05
Play 01 The Tale of the Silver Saucer and the Transparent Apple Jenny Lundak
00:32:13
Play 02 Sadko Jenny Lundak
00:21:18
Play 03 Frost Joan Freeman
00:20:12
Play 04 The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship Jenny Lundak
00:27:59
Play 05 Baba Yaga Jenny Lundak
00:29:02
Play 06 The Cat Who Became Head-Forester Ashwin Jain
00:25:48
Play 07 Spring in the Forest Ashwin Jain
00:03:23
Play 08 The Little Daughter of the Snow Ashwin Jain
00:22:35
Play 09 Prince Ivan, The Witch Baby and The Little Sister of the Sun Joan Freeman
00:24:48
Play 10 The Stolen Turnips, The Magic Tablecloth, The Sneezing Coat and The Wooden Whistle Joan Freeman
00:34:49
Play 11 Little Master Misery Joan Freeman
00:26:24
Play 12 A Chapter of Fish Jenny Lundak
00:09:29
Play 13 The Golden Fish Jenny Lundak
00:24:13
Play 14 Who Lived in the Skull Varra Unreal
00:03:18
Play 15 Alenoushka and her Brother Ted Nugent
00:17:08
Play 16 The Fire-Bird, The Horse of Power and The Princess Vasilissa Jenny Lundak
00:27:33
Play 17 The Hunter and his Wife Jenny Lundak
00:12:05
Play 18 The Three Men of Power - Evening, Midnight and Sunrise Darla
00:30:57
Play 19 Salt Jenny Lundak
00:32:56
Play 20 The Christening in the Village Andy Minter
00:25:41