Mister Tvister / Mister Twister
by Marshak, S.
Izd. Malysh, 1973. Softcover. VG+ with faint tanning to spine area.. M. Skobeleva and A. Eliseeva. Color-illus. stapled wraps with blue Cyrillic lettering. Illus. map end papers. 32 pp. with color illus. throughout. Text in Russian. Text in Russian. "Marshak, known for translating Shakepeare's sonnets and other English poetry, also wrote for children. Second in command of the Soviet Writer's Union, he wrote propagandizing stories such as Mister Twister (Mister Tvister). Mister Twister is an evil American capitalist who travels to the Soviet Union to amuse his bored and spoiled daughter. Upon entering the hotel at which they intend to stay, Mister Twister sees a black man and refuses to stay at an establishment that is not segregated. Extolling the equality of all people in the Soviet Union, the book follows his fruitless search to find a hotel he deems proper. Though a classic of Soviet children's literature, this work has not been published in English." - by Glen Worthey, Focus on Russia. (Inventory #: 146736)