MELIK-PASHAEV is an independent children’s books publishing house established in 2008.

We produce high-quality picture books and illustrated fiction for children between the ages of 1-10 years offering a perfect combination of fascinating stories and spectacular artwork.

We specialize in reprint editions of vintage books first published in the 1930s-1970s and contemporary titles from award- winning Russian and foreign children’s authors and illustrators.

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Title: Лиса и волк (The Fox and the Wolf)
Author: Russian Folk Tale
Illustrator: Nikolai Ustinov
Size: 215 х 280 mm
28 pp, paperback
Age: 3+
A famous Russian folk tale with splendid illustrations by Nikolai Ustinov.

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Title: Ехали машины (My First Book of Cars)
Author: Nikolai Vatagin
Illustrator: Nikolai Vatagin
Size: 215 х 215 mm
36 pp, hardcover
Age: 2+
A very first book of vehicles for boys.

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Author: Viktoria Zatolokina, Maria Melik-Pashaeva, Tatiana Rudenko
Illustrator: Philip Yarin, Aleksandr Sichkar
Size: 210 х 275 mm
64 pp, hardcover
Age: 4+
This very first book of dinosaurs for children from 4 to 8 years old features spectacular scenes from the dinosaurs everyday life, a large variety of fun facts and stunning details and a splendid activity part.

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Title: Над водой, на воде, под водой (Above Water, On Water, Under Water)
Author: Nikolai Vatagin
Illustrator: Nikolai Vatagin
Size: 240 х 320 mm
36 pp, hardcover
Age: 3+
An encyclopedia of water transports in pictures for children 3+. Rights sold: China

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Title: В лесу. Зима, весна, лето, осень (The Forest: animal life throughout the year)
Author: Piotr Bagin
Illustrator: Piotr Bagin
Size: 240 х 320 mm
48 pp, hardcover
Age: 3+
A perfect guide to exploring the tempered zone forest and all its creatures.Twelve colorful double pages featuring the animal life in the forest month by month are accompanied by neat descriptions and intriguing facts. Written and illustrated by outstanding artist and naturalist Piotr Bagin. Rights sold: China

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Title: Рассказы в картинках (Stories in Pictures)
Author: Nikolay Radlov
Illustrator: Nikolay Radlov
Size: 260x190 mm
56 pp, hardcover
Age: 3+
A wordless book of short stories in pictures first published in 1937 in black and white. It was reprinted in USA in 1938 under the title The cautious carp and other fables in pictures and was shortlisted among the best children's books of the year by the Horn Book Magazine. Now Stories in Pictures are available in color. Melik-Pashaev have restored old original illustrations, digitalized and colored them with the consent of the author’s estate. Although the author’s rights for Nikolay Radlov’s works are now in public domain, Melik-Pashaev retain the rights for production files with restored and colored illustrations.

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Title: Как собака друга искала (How the Dog Found Himself a Friend)
Author: Mordovan Folk Tale
Illustrator: Dmitry Gorlov
Size: 215x280 mm
8 pp, paperback
Age: 2+
A long time ago the Dog lived all alone. Once it decided to find himself a strong and faithful friend. He tried to make friends with the Hare, but the Hare was afraid of the Wolf. The Dog came to the Wolf, but found out that the Wolf was afraid of the Bear. Then the Dog came to the Bear who confessed that he was afraid of the Man. So the Dog made friends with the Man who fed him, built him a kennel and allowed to stay.

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Title: Умей обождать (Don't Rush, Rooster!)
Author: Konstantin Ushinsky
Illustrator: Dmitry Gorlov
Size: 215x280 mm
8 pp, paperback
Age: 2+
The Hen asks the Rooster not to eat crude currants, not to drink cold water, not to skate over thin ice. “Wait, Rooster, she says. It takes time for currants to ripen, for water to get warm and for ice to become thicker”. But the Rooster doesn’t listen to her and gets into a lot of trouble.

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Title: Зимовье зверей (Animal's Wintering)
Author: Russian Folk tale
Illustrator: Dmitry Gorlov
Size: 215x280 mm
16 pp, paperback
Age: 2+
A bull, a sheep. a pig, a goose and a rooster are looking for a nice place to spend a winter. They get together and build a wood cabin where they are safe and warm. However a fox, a bear and a wolf tormented by hunger want to attack the cabin and eat the animals, but fail of course.

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Title: Сказки братьев Гримм (Grimms' Fairy Tales)
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Illustrator: Boris Diodorov
Size: 210x275 mm
144 pp, hardcover
Age: 4+
Collection of 23 best Grimm’s fairy tales including Hansel and Grethel •The Brave Little Tailor • The Bremen Town Musicians • Old Mother Frost • The Six Swans • Hans in Luck • Little Brother and Little Sister • Thumbling • The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean • Little Red Cap and others. The artwork by Boris Diodorov remind of ancient colored engravings and create a very special atmosphere.

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Title: Храбрый портняжка (The Brave Little Taylor)
Author: A Grimm's Fairy Tale
Illustrator: Vladimir Vinokur
Size: 215x280 mm
36 pp, paperback
Age: 3+
One of the most well-known Grimm's fairy tales. A tailor is preparing to eat some jam, but when flies settle on it, he kills seven of them with one blow of his hand. He makes a belt describing the deed, reading "Seven at One Blow". Inspired, he sets out into the world to seek his fortune. The tailor meets a giant who assumes that "Seven at One Blow" refers to seven men. The giant challenges the tailor many times but the tailor does every task without difficulties and it makes the giant very angry. One day he decides to get rid of the tailor. He doesn’t accomplish his goal because the tailor outsmarts him one more time.

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Title: Пряничный домик (Hansel and Gretel)
Author: A Grimm's Fairy Tale
Illustrator: Boris Kalaushin
Size: 215x280 mm
12 pp, paperback
Age: 3+
A well-known fairy tale about a young brother and sister kidnapped by a witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery.

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Title: Великанская рыба (The Giant Fish)
Author: A collection of three Grimm's Fairy Tales
Illustrator: Boris Kalaushin
Size: 215x280 mm
16 pp, paperback
Age: 3+
Three funny German folk-tales about fools, boasters and liars.

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Title: Сказки сельвы (Cuentos de la selva/Jungle Book)
Author: Horacio Quiroga
Illustrator: Piotr Bagin
Size: 200x265 mm
112 pp, hardcover
Age: 5+
A collection of 6 short stories for children from a renowned Uruguayan author with beautiful illustrations by Piotr Bagin.

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Title: Путешествие за Полярный круг (My Journey Across the Arctic Circle)
Author: Piotr Bagin
Illustrator: Piotr Bagin
Size: 200x265 mm
112 pp, paperback
Age: 5+
This title was first published in 1978. It tells about the author's trip to Chukotka (The Chukchi Peninsula), the everyday life of local native people, the nature and wildlife of Tundra. Black and white sketches on every page.