Skazki; Tales and Legends of Old Russia

Ida Zeitlin
Theodore Nadejen, illustrator
New York: George H. Doran Company, [1926]
Russian fairy tales are deeply rooted in Slavic mythology and many stories feature Slavic gods and heroes. This romantic story, “The Sleeping Tsarevna and the Seven Giants,” is an 1833 poem by Aleksandr Pushkin based on Russian folklore. It resembles the Grimm tale “Snow White” and tells of Prince Yelsei’s search for his love, the Tsarevna, who has been cast out by her stepmother.