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Boris

Full name:

Boris Vladimir Rhymski-Korsakov Scheuski

Lives:

Irkutsk, in central Siberia, Russia

Profession:

Lover of Life and Funny Poems

Favorite Hobby:

Filling in for his cousin Ted reading the Poem of the Day.

Favorite ice cream flavors:

He likes ‘em all. (He loves anything cold.)

Ted's Thoughts About Boris:

 

It's always better to let Boris tell his own story…

«Привет, всем моим американским друзьям прекрасно!»

(That’s Russian for “Hello to all my fine American friends!”

“I am Boris Vladimir Rhymski-Korsakov Scheuski, Russian cousin of famous American poet for children, Ted Scheu. About me there is not much to tell, compared to famous cousin, Ted Scheu, but let me share a bitski aboutski meski.

I live most of year in city of Irkutsk, in central Siberia. Irkutsk is city next to really big, really deep, really cold, really beautiful lake—Lake Baikal. Irkutsk is gray cold city. I like cold. Lake Baikal, as you may know, has more water in it than any lake in world. We are proud of this. It is also mostly frozen water—at least on top of lake—for most of year. At least it seems that way. I like frozen. That’s why I love ice cream and American popsicles. Yumski!

What else can I say? OK, one more thing. I come to Moscow, capital of Russia, by Trans-Siberian Railroad train, as often as can, to enjoy big city. Someday I will come to America and meet you, okayski? We’ll have fun time.

Oh, one last thing: I love poetry. I love my cousin’s poems especially. Very funny stuff. Okey-dokey. That’s it for now.

«До свидания, грязи пирог!»

(I think that’s Russian for “Goodbye, mud pie!”)