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It Happened Like This (1998) [Collection]
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After his work for adults was censored in the late 1920s, Daniil Kharms (1905-42) began writing the stories and poems that would establish him as one of today's best-loved children's authors in Russia. This, the first English-language selection of his children's work, showcases ten of his most popular creations, including a hilarious send-up of Aesopian fables featuring a five-legged crow who runs into a fox one day while out shopping for coffee - a story that exemplifies Kharms's genius for absurd comedy. Accompanying the translations are pictures every bit as wild and crazy as the texts they illustrate.


  • A Mysterious Case
  • Have You Been to the Zoo?
  • The Carpenter Kushakoff
  • The Four-legged Crow
  • Balloons Are Flying
  • What Comes First?
  • The Writing Guy
  • Optical Illusion
  • Letís Write a Story
  • A Man Left his House

Original title: It Happened Like This
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHumorous Fiction
FictionChildren & Young AdultPicture Books
PoetryChildren's Poetry

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Edition #1: It Happened Like This

It Happened Like This (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ian Frazier
Illustrated by: Katya Arnold
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It Happened Like This (1998)

ISBN: 0374336350

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