Beautifully illustrated by Dmitri Mitrokhin, this 1916 collection by Arthur Ransome is an interesting glimpse into early 20th century russian folk life. Even the titles of the stories are fascinating. The stolen turnips, the magic tablecloth, the sneezing goat, and the wooden whistle; The tale of the silver saucer and the transparent apple; and my favorite: Who lived in the skull?
So go, read some 100-year old Russian folk tales, and enjoy.
Folk Tales about Whidbey Island.