The count Leo Nikolayevich was a Russian novelist, essayist, playwright and philosopher who primarily wrote novels and short stories. The collection of the short stories for children was written between 1869-1872 and includes 19 tales. The action of many tales happens in the scenery of village, and the characters are the peasants. The stories develop themes of moral, benignity, honor and bring the homily to young readers, so Tolstoy’s creation remains popular among the children’s audience for the over one hundred years. Leo Tolstoy is one of the greatest person in the world's literature, so this collection is the great opportunity to start the familiar with for a child!