The King of Birds is the first in what we hope will be a long running series of Gamayun Tales, based on traditional Russian Folk Tales. Gamayun is a figure from Slavic mythology that embodies wisdom and knowledge, traditionally represented as a giant bird with a woman's head. The King of Birds contains six interconnected tales, introduced by Gamayun in the mode of The Crypt Keeper – just more wise, less scary. Alexander Utkin's full color art is a wonder, and makes every page a pleasure to behold. This is a volume that can – and will – be enjoyed by all ages.