Gaidar, A

Title Timur and his Comrades. Translated by Musia Renbourn. Illustrated by Donia Nachsen. Russian Children’s Books Series. Editor Kathleen Taylor.
Illustrator Nachsen, Donia
Publisher London Pilot Press. Printed at Curwen Press.
Date n.d.
Book ID 37250
First Edition  

Description

Not dated, COPAC 1942. Small 8vo.. Original decorated cloth-backed boards, War-Economy paper, 88pp., b/w illustrated throughout. Just a little age-darkened, a very good tight copy. “Timur Garayev, a schoolboy from the short novel Timur and His Squad is fictional character created by Arkady Gaidar in 1940. A role-model pioneer, good-doer, and volunteering community servant... After the book was published, the Timurite movement became a massive phenomenon all over the country and gave birth to many volunteer gangs. In the USSR the number of timurovtsy (participants of the movement) reached more than two million teens.” (Rossiyskaya Gazeta.)
Price: £12.00

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