Book is written in English and in Russian. "Two Chanticleers" Children's Folk Rhymes & a Folk Tale from the Ukraine. Veselka Publishers, Kiev 1975, first edition, printed in the Soviet Union. The outside hard back covers show some wear. However the inside is gorgeous illustrations, bright, clean & there are so many of them! Book contains Two Chanticleers which won a "Golden Apple" prize. Book is illustrated by Volodimir Golozubov. The illustrations make this book worth every penney! Perfect for a birthday, Christmas or Hanukkah gift.