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ARMENIAN DIASPORA / CHILDREN’s DIDACTIC BOOKS: Կենդանիներս խաղերով [Kendaniners khagherov / Animal Games]



A classic of the Istanbul Armenian diaspora didactic children’s books.

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Oblong 12°. 22 pp. with illustrations within text, [1] index, original illustrated wrappers, stapled (good unused and clean example inside, wrappers with light staining, slightly rubbed mostly on the edges, tiny repaired tears on the spine, a tiny piece of the back cover missing, staple rusty).


An attractive book, printed for the children of Armenian diaspora in Istanbul includes poems and didactic games composed of puzzles with animal motifs.

The author of the poems Varderes Garakēōzean is a contemporary Istanbul based Armenian modern poet, who studied in Paris and Yerevan. He was also known for his children’s books. The Animal Games is his known early work, which was reprinted in 1970 in Paris.

This is a good, unused example of a classic children’s didactic book.

Worldcat lists the book with no known examples in libraries.

References: OCLC 990281638.

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