I've got the idea of creating a series of books with traditional Ukrainian folk tales at the time of working at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon. I always admire the way how the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada saves national traditions. At the same time, I noticed the luck of the folklore stories that would be nicely translated into English and illustrated for modern kids. So in 2016, I started working on the series.
At this time there are three books are ready: "Kolobok", "The Ear of Wheat" and "The Turnip". In 2018 I've got the first grant from the Ukrainian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko in support of my work on "The Turnip" book. In 2019 the Foundation gives a grant for continuing the series with the next story: "The MItten". It will be published this year.
I retold the stories, translated them into English, created illustrations and published under the name of my small publishing company Little Big Me.