Mister Twister

Mister Twister

“Mister Twister” (1959) was a children’s book by Samuel Marshak, illustrated by Vladimir Lebedev. The main character is an American capitalist who travels to the Soviet Union to amuse his bored, spoiled daughter. Arriving at the hotel where they had planned to stay, Mister Twister sees a black man and announces that he will not stay at a hotel that accepts people of color. The book follows his fruitless search to find a hotel he considers proper. Said to be a classic of Soviet children’s literature.


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