DEINEKA, ALEKSANDR ALEKSANDROVICH, et al.
Octyabr. [October.] Moscow: OGIZ, 1932.
8vo. 32 pp. Color lithographs after A. A. Deineka and others. Original color lithographed boards. Covers soiled and rubbed; ex-library copy with stamp removed from title page and a notation affixed to the top of p. 22, suggesting that the selection be shown to middle level children.
IMPORTANT AGITPROP CHILDREN'S BOOK commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the October revolution. The playful texts and illustrations emphasize the country's progress as well as the necessity of even little boys and girls to be prepared for war against the Capitalists and the Fascists. "The International," the anthem of the Workers of the World, is included at the back. Apparently not all the comrades were pleased the Kremlin lineup on pp 24-25 for the book was withdrawn from circulation. Deineka was one of the most important of the Soviet figurative painters and illustrated many children's books.