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Snezhnaia kniga [The Snow Book]Illustrated by Nikolai TyrsaWritten by Vitalii BiankiPublished by LENGIZ (Leningrad State Publishing House)1926

Nikolai Tyrsa (1887-1942) was an illustrator and designer.

This book follows a hare evading a fox, only to be caught by an owl. It was published in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia at a time when children’s books became a mass media phenomenon. Over a ten-year period, almost 10,000 titles were published in several editions of up to 200,000. Many of these books took experimental approaches to storytelling, design and layout.