Vladimir Radunsky has published more than thirty books for children. Many of them were translated and published in France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan. The books received numerous awards in the United States and in Europe, among them the New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and have been on the New York Times bestseller list. His most recent book, in collaboration with Jennifer Berne, On a Beam of Light, A Story of Albert Einstein, received six starred reviews and was picked by Kirkus Reviews as the Best Book of 2013. Original art from the books as been exhibited in France, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Japan, and the United States.


Mark Twain’s ‘Advice to Little Girls’

If at any time you find it necessary to correct your brother, do not correct him with mud—never, on any account, throw mud at him, because it will spoil his clothes. It is better to scald him a little, for then you obtain desired results. If your mother tells you to do a thing, it is wrong to reply that you won’t. It is better and more becoming to intimate that you will do as she bids you, and then afterward act quietly in the matter according to the dictates of your best judgment.