Literature for children

“Manas” the Kyrgyz heroic epic (illustrated)

Series: Literature for children
Author: Beksultan Zhakiev, National Writer of Kyrgyzstan
Painter: Zamir Ilipov
Language: kyrgyz, russian
The "Manas" epic is a unique code of the Kyrgyz people that stores not only its historical memory, but also the spiritual capacity for the future - the formula of unity, strength and stability, mobility of the nation in spite of all the world challenges. The "Manas" heroic epic in drawings published for children in Kyrgyz and Russian languages. It will briefly introduce children with the story of Manas, with an epic that has millions of lines. To make it easier for the child to perceive a rather complex text of the epic, the authors resorted to the Japanese manga genre and created concise texts with illustrations. After reading this book, children will more confidently take up the literary texts of Manas. This book will make easier to recognize the plots of Manas tellers’ recitations, folk festivals and performances, stage plays, films about Manas. Thus, subsequently, readers will be able to familiarize themselves with the authentic texts of the great Manas tellers Sayakbai Karalayev, Sagynbai Orozbakov, Zhusup Mamai and other famous storytellers. The book was published in Russian in order to introduce the unique literary and poetic heritage of the Kyrgyz people to a wide circle of Russian speaking readers, as well as all those who do not speak the Kyrgyz language well enough. The book contains a glossary compiled by Raisa Kydyrbaeva, the doctor of philological sciences, folklorist-manasologist and Asel Isaeva, the candidate of philological sciences. The idea of creating the book belongs to Roza Isakovna Otunbaeva, the former president of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Ballerina

Series: Literature for children
Author: Nuria Shagapova
Painter: Zhyldyz Bekova
Translation: K.N.Abykanova
Language: kyrgyz, russian
“Ballerina” is a book not only for those girls and boys who like to dance, dream about ballet and a stage, but also for all who want to learn more about their homeland, its wonderful and talented people, how challenging and exciting is the way to the top of fame. This is a story about a girl Biubiusara from a small foothill Kyrgyz village. She loved to dance and, thanks to her perseverance and hard work, became a famous ballerina, glorifying her homeland Kyrgyzstan to the entire world. Many colorful illustrations and explanations of ballet terms introduce children to the enchanting world of ballet. The book “Ballerina”, published on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Biubiusara Beishenalieva in Russian and Kyrgyz, received a special diploma of the XIV Moscow International Competition of the CIS Member States.

We study our Kyrgyzstan

Series: Literature for children
Author: Altyn Kapalova. Idea and initiative: Klara Issak Kyzy
Painter: Kina Jusupova, Sergey Marchenko
Language: kyrgyz, russian
This is not just an enlightening book, but a veritable encyclopedia written an interesting and child friendly language form of travel story. Detailed maps, colorful illustrations, an emphasis on the sights of each region, assignments for children and recommendations for parents and teachers - all these make the publication unique. This is a book about our Motherland - about its regions, nature, beautiful places in different parts of the country, about the kindness and hospitality of the people living here. It encourages the young reader to learn more about Kyrgyzstan and what each of us can do in order to preserve its flora and fauna, ecology, historical monuments and spiritual intangible heritage. Let this book be the first guide to the wonderful world of Kyrgyzstan’s biocultural diversity for your child. The book was published as part of the “Think Globally, Act Locally Environmental Project: Enhancing Environmental Responsibility among Children and Youth” with the support of the Christensen Foundation.

Ayman. The First Violin

Series: Literature for children
Author: Raisa Musahadjaeva, Dinora Azimova
Painter: Elena Chaikovskaya
Language: kyrgyz, russian
The silence swallowed everything around, you can hear the belated spectator in a hurry to take his place ... Ayman, a lovely female violin player from Kazakhstan, looking around the room, tries the bow, the last preparations ... Spectators are fascinated by the music flowing from under the fingers of a virtuoso… Hall applauds… The book will tell you about the violin that conquered the world, about the violinist, in whose hands the instrument cries and laughs.

Fairing for children

Series: Literature for children
Author: Alym Toktomushev
Painter: Bek Zhaichybekov
Language: kyrgyz
This book tells about mysterious cases in the history of mankind, about famous personalities, about the ancient states of the legendary Kosh-Ozon, pharaohs and ancient libraries, about the fate of ancient people and many other interesting historical events. Written in a child friendly language this book enables children to solve the mysteries of ancient heritage.

To visit my friends!

Series: Literature for children
Author: Алтын Аман
Painter: Joum Goun
Language: kyrgyz, russian
This book is a small trip to the diverse culture of ethnic groups in Kyrgyzstan. Bekzhan, a boy invites little readers to visit his friends - representatives of different nationalities, to introduce their rich culture, customs and traditions. The book tells about the hospitality and graciousness of the peoples of Kyrgyzstan. The young reader will learn about the ethnic groups living among us, when and how they came to Kyrgyz land, what are the roots of their language, their customs and traditions, what fairy tales and lullabies their children listen to, what games they play, how their folk costumes look, what songs they sing, what musical instruments they play. The book is published by the Foundation in Russian and Kyrgyz languages and suitable for children independent reading.

Magical voice of Ismail

Series: Literature for children
Author: Dinora Azimova
Painter: Bekzod Abdullaev
Language: kyrgyz, russian
Do you like opera? Have you heard it? It said this can be understood by going to see it at least once. And from this first time you can forever fall in love with the opera, plunge into its mysterious and enchanting world. The book will tell you about this amazing art, about the strong will of a talented person in an effort to achieve a goal. Ismail Jalilov, singing songs in his childhood and youth, could not even imagine where his magical voice given to him by nature would lead. How much the call of music will reflect on his fate, how radically his life path will change.

“Mother - Daughter” (Exhibition Catalog)

Series: Literature for children
Author: Jamby Jusubaliyeva
Language: russian
The book tells about various types of art and folk art, which is preserved and embodied by entire family dynasties - the spiritual culture guardians of the Kyrgyz people. Many of the creative methods are included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The book presents samples of visual art - painting, graphics, applied art in interweaving with folk art. The unique artistic creations of Kyrgyz women are a message from distant ancestors to their descendants.

Muratbek and his way to music

Series: Literature for children
Author: Altynai Abetekova
Painter: Nurlan Dyuishobekov
Language: kyrgyz, russian
Previous books introduce us to the world of performers and artists. This book will tell young readers about the creator of music - composer Muratbek Begaliev. As a teenager, Muratbek saw a vast world in musical art and his vocation in it. A book about an outstanding compatriot will be interesting to read to both children and adults.

Lightning that resounds mountains

Series: Literature for children
Author: Sooronbai Zhusuyev
Painter: Bek Zhaichybekov
Language: kyrgyz
The book “Lightning that resounds mountains” written by the national poet of Kyrgyzstan S. Zhusuyev for children of primary school age, was published on the eve of the celebration of International Children's Day. The collection includes poems and fairy tales telling about the unique beauty of the Kyrgyz land, about the entertaining life of children. Through his poems, the author educates the younger generation, helps to preserve the spiritual heritage of their ancestors, and teaches us to love our people, our land, take care of nature, and be honest and fair.

"Yurystanbek, who ... did not become a lawyer”

Series: Literature for children
Author: Elenora Proyaeva
Painter: Rakhat Itikeyev
Language: kyrgyz, russian
Remember the ancient petroglyphs, for example, in Saimaluu-Tash and you will understand that a man from ancient times tried to capture the paintings that arose in his imagination. What is hidden under the intricate patterns of shyrdak - are there simply bends? What do these drawings keep from us? What do they want to tell us about? Read this book. It will introduce you to the vast and wonderful world of fine art, and maybe your hand will also reach out to pencils, brushes and paints and the white sheet of paper lying in front of you will sparkle with bright colors.