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Ladonshchikov, G.

We Are Having Fun Today. Illustrations by A. Eliseev and M. Skobelev.

We Are Having Fun Today. Illustrations by A. Eliseev and M. Skobelev.

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Ladonshchikov, Georgiy [We Are Having Fun Today: Little songs].U Nas Segodnya Veselo: Pesenki.

Illustrations by A. Eliseev and M. Skobelev.

Moskva, Izdatel’stvo “Malysh”, 1968.
8vo, [16] pp.incl.wr., ill.

In original illustrated wrappers. Issued without title page.
Near very good condition, lightly rubbed.

First and only edition. This collection of poems is by the well-known children's poet and translator Georgiy Ladonshchikov (1916-1992), and it features illustrations by two graphic artists who were also close friends, Anatoliy Eliseev (born 1930) and Mikhail Skobelev (1930-2006). Both Eliseev and Skobelev studied at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute, and while Skobelev graduated from the Moscow Film School in 1954 and worked as an animator and theatre artist, Eliseev also worked as an actor and sound engineer.
The book is from the personal children's collection of Inna Shmeleva (1929-2020), an artist who studied under Ely Bielutin, the founder of The New Reality artistic academy. In 1962, Shmeleva participated in the 30th anniversary exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists at the Central Exhibition Hall (Manège), which was severely criticized by Nikita Khrushchev. This event marked the end of the period known as the Khrushchev Thaw.

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