MELIK-PASHAEV is an independent children’s books publishing house established in 2008. We produce high-quality picture books and illustrated fiction for children between the ages of 1-10 years offering a perfect combination of fascinating stories and spectacular artwork. We specialize in reprint editions of vintage books first published in the 1930s-1970s and contemporary titles from award- winning Russian and foreign children’s authors and illustrators.

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Author: Russian Folk Tale
Illustrator: Nikolai Ustinov
Size: 215 х 280 mm
28 pp, paperback
Age: 3+

A famous Russian folk tale with splendid illustrations by Nikolai Ustinov. A famous Russian folk tale about a dodgy Fox who manages to fool everyone around. First, the Fox pretends to be dead and steals all the fish from a peasant's sleigh. Then the Fox teaches the Wolf how to fish so the Wolf's tail gets freezed in the iced river and the Wolf is severely beaten by angry villagers. Rights sold: Germany

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Author: Mordovan Folk Tale
Illustrator: Dmitry Gorlov
Size: 215x280 mm
8 pp, paperback
Age: 2+

A long time ago the Dog lived all alone. Once it decided to find himself a strong and faithful friend. He tried to make friends with the Hare, but the Hare was afraid of the Wolf. The Dog came to the Wolf, but found out that the Wolf was afraid of the Bear. Then the Dog came to the Bear who confessed that he was afraid of the Man. So the Dog made friends with the Man who fed him, built him a kennel and allowed to stay.

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Title: Умей обождать (Don't Rush, Rooster!)

Author: Konstantin Ushinsky
Illustrator: Dmitry Gorlov
Size: 215x280 mm
8 pp, paperback
Age: 2+

The Hen asks the Rooster not to eat crude currants, not to drink cold water, not to skate over thin ice. “Wait, Rooster, she says. It takes time for currants to ripen, for water to get warm and for ice to become thicker”. But the Rooster doesn’t listen to her and gets into a lot of trouble.

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Title: Зимовье зверей (Animal's Wintering)

Author: Russian Folk tale
Illustrator: Dmitry Gorlov
Size: 215x280 mm
16 pp, paperback
Age: 2+

A bull, a sheep. a pig, a goose and a rooster are looking for a nice place to spend a winter. They get together and build a wood cabin where they are safe and warm. However a fox, a bear and a wolf tormented by hunger want to attack the cabin and eat the animals, but fail of course.

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Title: Сказки братьев Гримм (Grimms' Fairy Tales)

Author: A Grimm's Fairy Tale
Illustrator: Boris Diodorov
Size: 210x275 mm
144 pp, hardcover
Age: 4+

Collection of 23 best Grimm’s fairy tales including Hansel and Grethel •The Brave Little Tailor • The Bremen Town Musicians • Old Mother Frost • The Six Swans • Hans in Luck • Little Brother and Little Sister • Thumbling • The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean • Little Red Cap and others. The artwork by Boris Diodorov remind of ancient colored engravings and create a very special atmosphere.

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Title: Храбрый портняжка (The Brave Little Taylor)

Author: A Grimm's Fairy Tale
Illustrator: Vladimir Vinokur
Size: 215x280 mm
36 pp, paperback
Age: 3+

One of the most well-known Grimm's fairy tales. A tailor is preparing to eat some jam, but when flies settle on it, he kills seven of them with one blow of his hand. He makes a belt describing the deed, reading "Seven at One Blow". Inspired, he sets out into the world to seek his fortune. The tailor meets a giant who assumes that "Seven at One Blow" refers to seven men. The giant challenges the tailor many times but the tailor does every task without difficulties and it makes the giant very angry. One day he decides to get rid of the tailor. He doesn’t accomplish his goal because the tailor outsmarts him one more time.

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Title: Пряничный домик (Hansel and Gretel)

Author: A Grimm's Fairy Tale
Illustrator: Boris Kalaushin
Size: 215x280 mm
12 pp, paperback
Age: 3+

A well-known fairy tale about a young brother and sister kidnapped by a witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery.