I've been looking for a book with Archipova's illustrations for quite some time. Unable to find any currently available in Russian, I decided to purchase this one. The book is fantastic. It's large (8,5 by 11,5 inches), contains 16 fairy tales with beautiful illustrations on EVERY page, quality of paper is also excellent.
Would make a wonderful gift.
Unfortunately, I already found at least 2 problems with it:
1) A picture and the text were not aligned well, so the picture covers first letters of a whole paragraph. You can still figure out what words are, but it's annoying and surprising in a rather high quality edition
2) The order of 2 sentences got switched, making the dialogue somewhat incomprehensible until you figure out what is going on.
Considering I've only read a couple of stories, I'm expecting more of such to surface when the rest is read. Big disappointment in an otherwise great edition.
A small aside on the other review: Archipova is an illustrator, not a translator/editor, so someone else is to thank for the quality of translation from German.