Today in History, Nov. 13

germanenka-book / LiveJournalThe front cover of an edition of Tolstoy's "Azbuka."

141 years ago today, on Nov. 13, 1872, one of Leo Tolstoy's first children's books, "Azbuka," was published. The book was later expanded to four volumes. Tolstoy went on to write hundreds of works for children, including fables and fairy tales.