"This book is based upon an illustrated story of Lenin's life published in the Soviet Union some years ago under the title of 'Lenin for children'. A free translation was made and adapted for American children by Ruth Shaw and William Siegel. Harry Alan Potamkin, just before his death, revised the manuscript, incorporating material about Lenin's childhood which he gleaned from the reminiscences of Lenin's sister. While the story has been partly fictionalized, it adheres closely to the true events in the life of Lenin."--p.