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Illustrations by: Kost' Lavro
Editor: Ivan Malkovych
Age group: kids
Type of publication: paperboard, gift-book, colorful
Format: 175×210 mm
Number of pages: 36
RRP in Ukraine: 125 UAH
On sale since 1999, illustrated by Kost' Lavro (1st edition illustrated by V. Kharchenko was published in July 1992)
ISBN 978-966-7047-33-7
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“The ABC” is one of the most significant books of our publishing house, it was this book that marked the beginning of “A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA”.
The current edition of “The ABC” was excellently illustrated by Kost’ Lavro, who is the main illustrator of the publishing house. The book comprises well-known and popular Ukrainian verses together with new ones.
The book was compiled by Ivan Malkovych.
Every year “A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA” releases a new edition of its brand “ABC”.
Total print-run of the previous editions constitutes over 350 000 copies.

Versos and Rectos


  • Grand Prix of the 1999 Book Art of Ukraine National Contest — the Ivan Fedorov award
  • The Best Children’s Book of the Year (1999 Book of the Year National Contest)
  • The 1999 Lviv Publishers’ Forum award for the best children’s book