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Hedgehog in the Fog [Hardcover]

Yuri Norstein , Sergey Kozlov , Francesca Yarbusova
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13 Feb 2013
'Hedgehog in the Fog' is an international best-seller which has already been published in many languages. The book is based on Francesca Yarbusova's sketches to the award-winning animated film directed by Yuri Norstein. It is about the adventures of the philosophical little Hedgehog on his way to meet with his friend Bear. Along the way Hedgehog enters into a mysterious fog in which he encounters a horse, a dog, an owl, and a fish. Also available in the Norstein & Yarbusova Collection - a beautiful series of children's picture books based on the art of famous Russian artists and animators Yuri Norstein and Francesca Yarbusova are: 'The Fox and the Hare' ISBN: 9780984586714 and 'Mishmash' ISBN: 9780984586745.

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Rovakada, LLC (13 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984586709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984586707
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 21.1 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sergey Kozlov is a famous Russian children's writer, poet, and author of many books, songs and screenplays for children. He is the laureate of Russian literature awards. Yuri Norstein is a distinguished Russian animator and director, the creator of memorable and award-winning films. In 1984 his film 'Tale of Tales' was named The Best Animated Film of All Time in an event organised by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles with critics and filmmaker judges from all over the world. In 2002 this film was also named the best animated film of all time in a Zagreb International Animation Festival poll. In 2003, an international film jury in Tokyo declared 'Hedgehog in the Fog' to be the best animated film of all time. For his contributions to art Norstein received the Order of Arts and Letters (France, 1991), and the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan, 2004), as well as many Russian state and independent awards. Francesca Yarbusova is an award-winning artist, the wife and collaborator of Yuri Norstein. The successes of their films are as much her accomplishments as they are Norstein's. Exhibitions of her artworks successfully showed in museums in Russia, France, Japan, etc. She is the recipient of the Great Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Fine Art.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hedgehog in the fog 1 April 2013
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A beautiful,magical book arrived in perfect condition. Illustrations are superb & very high quality binding & cover.
Perfect gift to treasure
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 4 Dec 2011
By dashaka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
"Hedgehog in the fog" was created on the basis of a famous Russian cartoon by Norstein and Yarbusova, which is instantly recognized by any Russian. The illustrations are fantastic (I believe Miyazaki once said that he was inspired by Norstein), and the quality is excellent. The book exists both in Russian and English versions and is a great present for a child or an adult alike. We have all the books from the series, and my son, who is almost 5, loves them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Gift 10 Dec 2011
By Ms. S. E. Rushbrook - Published on Amazon.com
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Got this for my nephew on the basis of Norstein being my favourite animator of all time. Yarbusova's drawings and Norstein's effects are as delightful as ever, in some ways seeing stills of this is such a treat because I am always so focused on the incredible sense of movement in Norsteins animations, the light effects and the fog too that I forget to take in all the details. The illustrations and pages are wonderfully big and the story itself has been beautifully condensed into something I think would make sense to kids of most ages. There is a depth of characterisation and an exploration of identity and the fear of the unknown in this which feels far more potent than the average children's story. Hedgehog and Bear are gentle creatures and their friendship has a genuinely touching quality to it. In the context of the fog all the other animals (both the threatening and the harmless ones) appear frightening but once hedgehog gives in and allows himself to be carried along in by the current he is rescued by one of these unknown creatures and carried back to safe familiar ground, and to the side of his good friend. I can't wait to give it to him for Christmas, I hope the story touches him as much as it did me and I can't wait until he's old enough to discover the animation. I wish I'd had this book to grow up with, I often feel like a hedgehog in the fog myself, even now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars True to the beloved cartoon! 27 July 2012
By Anna Karenina - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a great cartoon and illustrations by Francesca Yarbusova are a masterpiece. The book preserve the charm of the original cartoon by Norshtein. Illustrations dominate each page. My toddler is crazy about it, great quality book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and sweet 17 Feb 2014
By svru - Published on Amazon.com
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This was my favorite cartoon in Russia, had to buy it for my English speaking son. This is a touching story, somehow slow but sweet. I recommend to find a cartoon as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Story 15 Feb 2014
By Julia King - Published on Amazon.com
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I grew up with the cartoon so I am probably partial, but my american-born husband, and my 2.5 year old kid love it as well. The book is done beautifully, and the story is just so sweet. We now read it to our son almost every night, and he's sharing the "Hedgehog in the Fog" story with his friends. So glad I found it!
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