Tolstoy Alexey Nikolaevich (1882 – 1945) – Russian Soviet writer, publicist, count, academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Author of socio-psychological, historical and science fiction novels, short stories and short stories, journalistic works. It is he who is the author of the well-known and beloved fairy tale Golden Key, or the adventures of Pinocchio. Alexei Nikolayevich Tolstoy wrote two collections of author’s fairy tales Sorochy Tales (Soroka, Lisa, Vaska’s Cat, Petushki) and Mermaid Tales (Mermaid, Water, Straw Bridegroom, Animal King) and made a large selection of Russian folk tales for young children in an author’s treatment ( Swans, Turnip, Ivan, Cow Son, Teremok, Kolobok).
The Golden Key, or the adventures of Pinocchio
Russian folk tales
Biography of Alexey Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Alexey Nikolaevich Tolstoy Born on January 10 (December 29), 1883, in the city of Nikolayevsk, Samara Province.
Tolstoy’s father, Count Nikolai Alexandrovich, was the leader of the Samara district nobility.
Father, Alexey Apollonovich Bostrom, was chairman of the county district council.
Tolstoy’s mother, Alexandra Leontievna, nee Turgeneva, was the granddaughter of the Decembrist