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The Castle of the Fly by Himmapaan The Castle of the Fly by Himmapaan
ĎIím Rumbling Thunder! Iíll tumble you under! Iím Bear Thicklegs!í

Illustration for The Castle of the Fly, from Myths and Legends of Russia, collected by Aleksandr Afanas'ev and translated by Norbert Guterman; published by The Folio Society: [link]

I found this short tale irresistible to illustrate. A fly builds a castle in which he is joined respectively by a louse, a flea, a mosquito, a mouse, a lizard, a fox, a hare and a wolf. The tale ends abruptly with the arrival of the bear, who promptly smashes the castle asunder.

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Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2009
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Lumen333 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
You are a very talented artist! Your works are wonderful! And thank you for the work on the theme of Russian fairy tales, it is so nice! Teremok (The Castle of the Fly) and the Finist especially good!
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Randy-J-Cushman Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
beautiful!
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cloutierj Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
beautiful! I love the mix of roots and twigs and architecture, and the delicacy and clarity contrasted with the forcefulness of the bear. (I think the story is just for fun - the sort of thing you tell the kids, getting more and more detailed, and ending with a smash.)
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RainyDayCloud Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's so fantastical and wonderful! I love the silhouettes, it's so interesting!
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imVad Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
The Castle of the Fly = Теремок?! Звиздец)
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Laura-Bosley Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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vashley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I just love how gigantic the bear is compared to all the other critters. this is striking work
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myXwholeXworld Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Awesome!!
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marecaca Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeha!! i like it very much!
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adkind Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Artist
good
real good!
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