Gamayun Tales I

An Anthology of Modern Russian Folk Tales (Volume 1)

Illustrator: Alexander Utkin

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Nobrow

Book 1 of Gamayun Tales Series

Age 8+

Comic Strip Fiction / Graphic Novels

Enter a world of magic and adventure in this stunning series based on traditional Russian folklore.

Alexander Utkin’s Gamayun Tales are fresh and modern adaptations of old Slavic folktales, teamed with bold and beautiful illustrations. Jam-packed with stories of magical quests and talking animals, golden chests that turn into palaces and encounters with terrifying Water Spirits, there’s no end to the adventure in these books!

The vibrant, action packed comics are fun and engaging for readers of all ages.


Gamayun, the magical human-faced bird of Slavic mythology, narrates this vibrant and luxurious graphic novel for younger readers. Alexander Utkin’s blue, orange and yellow-dominated visuals are both painterly and modern, and the story is magical and full of the strangeness of the original fairytale that inspired it.

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