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Uspensky Eduard

Uspensky Eduard was born in the suburbs of Moscow in 1937. The Great Patriotic War made his family to leave for the Urals, but as of 1944 Mr. Uspensky has lived in Moscow. He studied in a Moscow school and was the best mathematician of the school, honored with many merit certificates. Upon the school graduation, he entered the Moscow Aviation Institute where he joined the student theatre. The theatre toured around the country for many times. Being a senior man, Mr Uspensky started writing for the variety artists and publishing his works. Upon graduation from the Institute, he was employed at a military plant. As he put it himself, his poor knowledge of the profession made a great contribution to the peace-making process. Mr Uspensky left the plant in 1964. He made his living with the pen: his humor stories were published in many newspapers and magazines. As of 1965, he is a children poet. 1966 saw his first popular story titled «Cricodile Ghena and his friends».In Russia, Mr. Eduard Uspensky has been the most popular and loved children’s writer for many decades in succession. Circulations of his books have amounted to millions of copies. Each bookshop has a special shelf of Uspensky’s books.In Russia, Mr. Eduard Uspensky has been the most popular and loved children’s writer for many decades in succession. Circulations of his books have amounted to millions of copies. Each bookshop has a special shelf of Uspensky’s books. lass="mainp" style="text-align:justify;display:block;">Almost all of his books have been made into film and play versions. Children all over the country sing his songs and watch his highly popular TV programmes. His works have been translated into 25 languages. The books published in other countries are as follows: · France. 3 books ("Crocodile Ghena and His Friends", "Little Men of Guarantee", "The Good Child’s Year") Eduard Uspensky· Holland. 2 books ("Crocodile Ghena", "’The Good Child’ Year") Eduard Uspensky· USA 3 books ("Crocodile Ghena and His Friends", "Little Men of Guarantee", "Uncle Fedor, a Dog and a Cat") Eduard Uspensky· England. 1 book ("Crocodile Ghena") Eduard Uspensky· Japan. 2 books ("Crocodile Ghena", "Uncle Fedor, a Dog and a Cat") Eduard Uspensky· Germany. 4 books ("Crocodile Ghena and His Friends", "Little Men of Guarantee", "Uncle Fedor. a Dog and a Cat", "Down the Magic River") Eduard Uspensky· Finland. 7 books ("Crocodile Ghena and His Friends", "Little Men of Guarantee", "Uncle Fedor, a Dog and a Cat", "Down the Magic River", About Vera and Anfissa", "Uncle Fedor’s Aunt",· "Uncle Fedor"s Beloved Girl") Turkey. 1 book ("Uncle Fedor") Eduard Uspensky· China. 5 books ("Crocodile Ghena and His Friends", "Uncle Fedor, a Dog and a Cat", "About Vera and Anfissa", "Uncle Fedor"s Aunt", "Uncle Fedor’s Beloved Girl"). Eduard UspenskyIn Sweden, his characters were very popular in TV programmes. There was also a children’s comics magazine "Ghena and Drutten" with the same characters as in Uspensky’s books. Mr. Uspensky has been admitted as a member of the "Toppelius" group at Finland’s Union of Writers. One can find his picture and biography in the Big Finnish Encyclopedia published by "Ottawa".Of all the Russian writers Eduard Uspensky is the one whose books are published abroad most often. He was and is well known by Tuvi Janssen, Astrid Lindgren, Anne Schmidt. The books authored by him have also been published in millions of copies in all the Union republics of the former Soviet Union and socialist countries. Toys and food products from milk to chocolates were designed and manufactured after the characters of his books.

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