The Little Book
Story Reader for a Free Ukraine
Publisher proceeds from the book go to humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian people through The Canada Ukraine Foundation.
The Little Book was originally published in 1932 and made a vital contribution to the curriculum for Canadian-Ukrainian children in prairie schools. Besides containing alphabet letters and gorgeous illustrations, the book features charming parables and poems to help children from kindergarten to grade 9 to understand the Ukrainian language and culture. This special 2022 edition, reprinted to celebrate the Ukrainian diaspora, with proceeds to the Canada Ukraine Foundation, features an English translation of these lovely rhymes and verses. Slava Ukraini
A Plea to the Ukrainian Diaspora and to all Nations of the World.
"Do prove that you are with us. Do prove that you will not let us go ... life will conquer death, and light will win over darkness. Glory be to Ukraine." -- Volodymyr Zelensky President of Ukraine
About this Author
Mykola Matwijczuk, author/editor, 1932 Edition. Deceased. Information not known about this author.
Lorene Shyba MFA PhD. About The Little Book she says, "My Babka, my loving grandmother, read me stories from this wondrous Little Book. This cherished volume has been with me through my entire life. I proudly present a re-vitalized edition of The Little Book to celebrate the resiliency of the Ukrainian people and our language. I am immensely proud of my partners at Friesens Printing in Winnipeg and Blitzprint in Calgary for donating the printing for The Little Book. Slava Ukraini."
Lorene is Director and Publisher at Durvile & UpRoute Books and author of the Introduction of The Little Book. Lorene has worked professionally in book and magazine publishing for over three decades with expertise in writing and editing, print and web design, and audiobook production. Her doctoral degree from the University of Calgary is in interactive media and she has been on faculty in departments of creative arts, communications, and computer science at the University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, Montana Tech, and McMaster University. The print, audio, and e-book series that she currently oversees are Durvile's True Cases series and Reflections series, UpRoute's Spirit of Nature Indigenous series, and the Every River Lit series.
The book was translated by Dr. Magda Stroinska, Dept. of Linguistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario and by musician and music teacher Volodymyr Shyba of Odessa and Chernihiv, Ukraine.
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