Chuk and Gek (Russian: Чук и Гек) is a Russian short-story written by Soviet children’s Chuk and Gek cover (English).jpg. Cover of Chuk and Gek ( ). Edition/Format: Print book: Fiction: EnglishView all editions and formats. Rating: # Chuck and Geck. [Translated from. Arkady Gaidar and his books. The school. Chuck and Geck. Timur and his squad. Notes. Tr. from Arkadii Gaidar Izbrannoe. Language. English; Russian.
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Oct 29, Ava rated it it was amazing. We know little of world literature. It is not entirely our fault. Very few of the books written in other languages are translated or distributed. One of the offshoots of Communism was the availability of Russian literature. Beautifully produced and translated books in Russian were available at subsidised rates to us. We may have heard of Tolstoy, but not the others, I am sure, were it not for the ‘propaganda’ literature distributed far and wide by the Russians.
Among the books scattered abd my house, I found this book about two naughty little boys who throw away a telegram by their father. As a result of this, they find themselves in an abandoned camp in Siberia at the end of a very long train journey.
The book remained in my mind, chukc sweet story about two energetic young children and their young mother. I tried to look for the book, not an easy task when you do not remember either the name of the book, or of the author. On an impulse, a few days ago, I typed the theme of the book into google in an attempt to locate something about the book. This time, I hit ahd, and found not only the name of the book and the author, but also a pdf file of the story.
And of course, I read the story through. It was such a sweet little tale of two little boys and their adventures in Siberia. The book was written by Arkady Gaidar, who wrote several books and was a notable member of the Bolshevik party.
He died young, serving his country. From this book, I gauge he was an excellent writer as well.
The story goes like this. Chuck and Geck live in Moscow with their mother. Their father is a Geologist who is away in Siberia.
The father wants them to visit him for Christmas and New Year. A few days later he sends a telegram which the children lose. When they reach the remote camp after days of travel, they find it abandoned. Luckily there is a watchman present. He is a grumpy old man, not pleased by this sudden intrusion.
He leaves them at the camp in his hut, with a few provisions and some wood for the fire and goes on a mission. In his absence the young mother has to work hard to keep herself and the boys warm and fed.
They have some adventures too which could turn very serious. It is a beautifully written book and something all children should read. Alas, it is not a book that we will find on bookshelves of our neighbourhood stores, not any more.
I see that this was made into a film as well. Now my next mission is take a look at the movie as well.
CHUCK AND GECK
View all 3 comments. Have read the malayalam version of Chuk and Huck. I should thank the Communist tie up between Kerala and USSR, to bring such a wonderful book to be printed in our own language One of the best memory of my childhood Thanks to Arkady Gaidar. Currently I own the original copy which Cuck read 30 years back, and I managed to get 2 new copies, which was a reprint Have read the malayalam version of Chuk and Huck.
Currently I own the original copy which I read 30 years back, and I managed to get 2 new copies, which was a reprint by Mathrubhumi books. Had covered the length and breadth of Kerala, and all bookstores to find a new print of this book. Jan 11, Sameer rated it it was amazing. My uncle gifted this book Its translation in Marathi when I was 9 years englksh.
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I could say this book made me a ardent reader. I read it so many times I could not remember.
Somehow it was lost when we shifted to another town. It was a lost treasure for me.
I searched on Google in and find the English version. I find the some guys who were also fan of this book and through blogs, search we find a person who had a copy of Marathi version ; understanding our anxiety he scanned and send My uncle gifted this book Its translation in Marathi when I was 9 years old.
I find the some guys who were also fan of this book and through blogs, search we find a person who had a copy of Marathi version ; understanding our anxiety he scanned and send it to our facebook group Soviet Literature in Marathi. I am dreaming to travel in Taiga since childhood hope I could one day: Jun 29, Indrani Sen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read the Bengali translation of this gem long long back.
Read it again now and loved it just as much.
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In August of Gaidar became a member of the Bolsheviks, volunteering for the Red Army in December of that year, still aged only During the Russian Civil War, at the age of 16 he became commander of a regiment. He participated in the suppression of several anti-communist uprisings, among them the Antonovshchina uprising.
On several occasions Gaidar was wounded in combat. He retired from the army in due to a contusion. A year later, Gaidar began publishing his literary works.