The Little Book: Story Reader for a Free Ukraine (Paperback)
Ships from Warehouse
The Little Book was originally published in 1940 and made a vital contribution to the curriculum for Canadian-Ukrainian children in prairie schools. Besides containing alphabet letters and gorgeous illustrations, the book features charming parables and poems by legendary Ukrainian writer Taras Shevchenko. This special 2022 edition, reprinted to celebrate the culture of the Ukrainian people, with proceeds to charity, features an English translation of these lovely rhymes and verses. Statement by the publisher, Dr. Lorene Shyba: My Babka, my grandmother, read me stories from this wondrous Little Book. This cherished volume has been with me through my entire life. I proudly present a re-vitalized edition of The Little Book to celebrate the resiliency of the Ukrainian people and our language. I am immensely proud that Friesens Print and Blitzprint are donating printing. Publisher profits go to the Canada Ukraine Foundation supporting the humanitarian appeal #HelpUkraineNow www.cufoundation.ca.
About the Author
Lorene Shyba (pronounced Sheba) has worked professionally in book and magazine publishing for over three decades with expertise in writing and editing, print and web design, and audiobook production. Her doctoral degree from the University of Calgary is in interactive media and she has been on faculty in departments of creative arts, communications, and computer science at the University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, Montana Tech, and McMaster University. Lorene is publisher at Durvile Publications, and director of its production arm, Pepper Ranch Studio. The print, audio, and e-book series that she currently oversees are Durvile's True Cases series, UpRoute's Spirit of Nature Indigenous series, and the Every River Lit series. She enjoys narrating audiobooks and podcasts, and in her spare time likes writing plays.