80 years of the story of Reuben Fraerman "Wild Dog Dingo, or the Tale of First Love"

Fraerman Reuben Isaevich (1891 -1972) - Soviet children's writer and journalist. Member of the Civil and Great Patriotic War, a war correspondent on the Western Front.

The author of stories for children: "Ognevka" (1924), "Buran" (1926), "Vaska-Gilyak" (1929), "Second Spring" (1932), "Nikichen" (1933), "Spy" (1937), and the novel "Golden Cornflower" (1963).

The most famous work is the Wild Dog Dingo, or The Tale of First Love (1939).

According to the author, the idea of ​​writing a novel appeared in the Far East, where Fraerman “observed many examples of friendship between Tungus teenage boys and girls, examples of true chivalry and devotion in friendship and love.”

The action takes place in the Far Eastern village, where Tanya Sabaneyeva and the Nanai teenager, Filka, live. One day, the father of a girl with a new family, his wife Nadezhda Petrovna and her nephew Kolya, came to Moscow from the same region. Tanya’s relationship with her father and his adopted son is difficult. Tanya's confusion does not elude either the teacher or the devoted Filka.

One of the most dramatic episodes of the story is associated with a blizzard. Trying to help Kolya, who sprained his muscles on the rink, Tanya sits her friend in a sled, pulled by dogs. Suddenly, the team saw a horse on the road, rushed after her and disappeared. The children were left alone among the snowstorm. The girl, without losing the presence of mind, supported Kohl until the border guards appeared on skis. At the end of the story, the characters part. Tanina's mother decides to leave the city, and this news is perceived with pain by both Kolya and Filka.

“Frayerman's book“ The Wild Dog Dingo, or The Tale of First Love ”is a light poem full of light, a love poem between a girl and a boy. Such a story could only be written by a good psychologist. The poetry of this thing is such that the description of the most real things is accompanied by a feeling of fabulousness ”(K. Paustovsky).

In 1962, based on the story, a Soviet feature film directed by Yuli Karasik “Wild Dog Dingo” was shot.