Zoia’s Books

June 3, 2023 from California, USA:

Link to the book – 2020 updated, extended edition:


Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet, who created The Rubáiyát. I devoted the book to Rubayat by Omar Khayyam, where I selected a few of my choice – in Russian language – from Soviet edition. Then I translated them to English.

Posted in 2012 when my last name was Sproesser (I was Zoia Sproesser then, by marriage)

My notes, or as I call them “The Notes of Translator”:

The English and Spanish translations are taken now – June 4, 2023 – from Google translation. As far as I can judge, these translations are not bad at all. I am not a poet, although I do have a friend in Spain who is a poet. I may ask him later about the quality of this Spanish translation. As for English – I find it satisfactory. As for Russian original – the translation by Soviet Uzbek translators is just perfect. Omar Khayyam wrote his poetry in Persian language. (BTW, he lived in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) too, as well as in Turkmenistan and also close to Uzbek-Afghanistan border – in those ancient cities ruled by those ancient rulers belonging to those dynasties.

Comments Suggestion:
Anybody is free to leave comments addressed to me. I am by my own name Zoia Eliseyeva on all major public platforms. All those platforms have messaging, as well as all of my UTube posts have comment area below them. I can easily see comments under my last posts and in my messaging from the major platforms which I use to advertise the existence of my books and video-posts. My goals and mission are purely educational. I am always grateful to colleagues or other professionals for insights.

A joke: Not that I have had many of those!!! 😀

Joke 2: We have now AI growing. How about that for a friend, colleague, adviser, and commenter? 😀

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Новая книга на русском языке- издание Май 2021 в США.

November 12, 2021: Please see the note about Misprints Found on About Me page of the site posted today, November 12, 2021.

Пожалуйста посмотрите заметку от 12 ноября 2021 года о найденных опечатках книги на странице About Me этого вебсайта.

My new book - May 2021 Edition at B n N
Девушка из штата Калифорния 4 Рассказы и шутки May 2021, B n N


“The Girl from California – 4 Stories and Jokes” by Zoia Eliseyeva
The Book is in Russian Language. This is volume 4 of the series.
Edition – May 2021, USA
ISBN-13: 9781666286762
Pages: 482.

This book does not have electronic version.

Девушка из штата Калифорния – 4 (том 4 из одноименной серии)



5 Предисловие
8 Сумасшедший рынок недвижимости
32 Жертва
45 Парашютики
53 Наказание Индианой
73 Пять минут полного счастья
81 Канадаходец
127 Горячий итальянец в Буэнос Айресе
170 Не сошлись гаджетами
179 Тюрьма Циммермана
190 Сумасшедшая или перышко
210 Последняя фишка Кошкина
218 Румяной зарею…
252 Были ли зубы?
256 Лемуры
258 Жадоба Пеорийский
293 Проживем 100 лет: История Айка
304 Вылизал тарелку
320 Добрый ангел
323 Ветреная или Хочетон
335 Aфганско-персидский студент
342 Развела драку или Не на жизнь а на смерть за родимый борщ
353 Ода женской красоте и прочее
378 Круиз
389 Купание или Бегемотство как общественоое явление
401 Я побывала в раю
418 Нереальная реальность
457 Шутки

Только 2 или 3 из этих рассказов (линк для чтения одного из них приводится ниже) были опубликованы до мая 2021 года. Oстальные рассказы никогда и нигде не публиковались. Рассказы относятся к таким годам – с 2011 по 2021. Они располагаются в книге в хронологическом порядке.
2 or 3 of these stories were published before May 2021 on different sites (proza.ru, UTube zoiacalifornia, old version of wordpress). The rest of the stories had never been published anywhere before this edition. The stories may date from 2011 to 2021. They are arranged in chronological order in the book.

Читать рассказ из этой книги здесь:
Зоя Спраусер Елисеева Буркхарт

About the 1st Volume of the Series “The Girl from California”

The 1st volume of the series was published in Moscow, Russia, in 2004 (magenta color Russian language cover small best-seller format, copyrighted in Library of Congress, USA).
It was republished in USA on (CreateSpace) Amazon in 2010-2011 (light pink color paperback), and on Ridero.ru in 2017 (bright blue color paperback).

Titles of the 1st Volume (English-Russian)
The title of the Moscow edition is Девушка из штата Калифорния (автор Зоя Буркхарт).
The title of Amazon edition is The Girl from California (author Zoia Sproesser-Burkhart).
The title of Ridero edition is Девушка из штата Калифорния (автор Зоя Елисеева).
The title of Barnes and Noble (USA) edition of 2020 is The Girl from California (author Zoia Eliseyeva).


Девушка из штата Калифорния (том 1 – издан в США BnN 2020 (purple):

ISBN-13: 9781663533098
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/29/2020
Series: The Girl from California
Edition description: 2nd in USA
Pages: 412

Russian Language Color Slides UTube Lectures…. by Zoia Eliseyeva

Link to buy the books:

KINDLE ($6.99)

Russian Language Color Slides UTube Lectures From Native Speaker: Volume 1 Grammar, Vocabulary, Context: Beginner to Advanced Kindle Edition
by Zoia Eliseyeva (Author) Format: Kindle Edition


Product details
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01M9I01IP
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Zoia Eliseyeva; 1st edition (October 30, 2016)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 30, 2016
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 8768 KB
Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Print length ‏ : ‎ 64 pages


PAPERBACK ($15.99)

Russian Language Color Slides UTube Lectures From Native Speaker: Volume 1 Grammar, Vocabulary, Context: Beginner to Advanced 1st Edition
by Zoia Eliseyeva (Author)

Product details
Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (October 30, 2016)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 62 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1539842517
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1539842514
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.15 x 11 inches

What Is the Color Slides Book of Russian Grammar Lectures October 7 2021


Hello, Visitors, Students, Friends,
Colleagues, and Acquaintances!

A few words about creation of my books. The first book appeared after 9 years of working on it. There was a 4-year break once in those 9 years. I started it as a diary when I came to USA in 1995 and suddenly got married in 3 weeks, and stayed for good for that reason. The other reason was that Russians were not very welcomed in some national republics of the former Soviet Union, and their citizenship was taken away. So, being a teacher of English language for adults for 5 years, and not having citizenship at all – naturally, I was happy to get married in USA, even it was a little bit too fast. Nevertheless, the marriage lasted for 9 years, and my first Russian book came to its logical ending. We may say – a happy ending, since the marriage fell apart by itself, without any scandals or big reasons.

In 2004 I went to Russia and Europe for the first time and made an agreement with a Moscow publisher to publish my first book in a modest amount of copies. In 2011 I at last figured out how to publish my book on Amazon. My Russian book was covered with English covers, front and back, saying that it is a Russian language book. Soon, I published my first 50-page-long experimental dual language book based on Chekhov and Goncharov. After that I made a few more books of the same dual nature, mostly Russian-English, but sometimes English-Russian. Mostly compilations of professional literary translators, but sometimes my own translations, and always my own accompanying notes, which could have consisted of discussing of translations, grammar explanations, theory of grammar of three languages – English, Russian, and Spanish. By the year 2011 I had already studied Spanish in California for 9 years, so, logically, I started making trilingual books. My preference in books strongly inclined to classics. One cannot go wrong reading, studying, and rereading the classics of the world! Russian literature can proudly present a few of the well-known classics.

My books are very different. The formatting thought does not repeat itself. I always have an original idea for each book. That’s right: my books are my babies. I just heard this yesterday from an Australian standup comedian who just has published her book. Well, if she has one book, I have by now about 20. And this is just the amount talk. There is no comparison of a book by a comedian and a book by educator based on classics. Some of my books are very good, meaning that I like them a lot, but a few of my books are not very successful in a sense of what I think about them. However, if you published your book on Amazon, for example, (I was with a different publisher till February 2018), you cannot completely remove it. That’s why there is no sense to cry over spilt milk, or over already published book. It will be hanging there anyway even after you die. Ok, during my life I can “unpublish” it, or keep it out of publication. However, I cannot remove or delete my book.

So, let them be all there. I also published a few books for a few other people, writers. I know for sure that those books are not bought. And I am not necessarily on a communicating terms with those people. It goes as it goes. Not always we can control life. Often times it controls us.

After I created a few trilingual books, I remembered that I love French very much, and I devoted to it a few years in my first university, and later, a few semesters in California colleges. So, I created my first 4-language book based on a story by Albert Camus. I love that book, that 4-language baby! It did not give me too much trouble, and the book came out very good. Then I started studying German, more exactly I started remembering it from many years ago, and taking class after class from Arizona colleges. Then I started creating 5-language books. And so it goes.

My books do not bring me any significant monetary benefits, because I am an awfully bad, weak business person. I am unlucky and unsuccessful in my teaching jobs, as well I am unlucky in my personal life and things. Maybe I should not say that, but it is truth, and I remain a fighter for my happiness. The latter is also truth. All in life balances sooner or later. So, I guess, this is my strange balance between my above mentioned circumstances and my personal nature.

I have a dream to create a catalog of my books with detailed descriptions, and of my UTube video-lectures. My UTube must have about 500 meaningful lectures at least. There are about 1000 of my creations, but I want to catalog mostly grammar, literature, social information – anything what is of educational value. I do love animals and nature, so I have a few videos of those topics. They do not need to be cataloged.

I have a dream! Why do I need it? Just for clarity for myself, for better control of my time, and to summarize my hard work from 2011 to present, that is 8 years. I was always a hard worker, but these 8 years I have been creating books and videos.

I always appreciate the interest of people to my creations. I never hesitate to go extra mile to assist people who ask of favors, like, for instance, to make an audio of 60 pages, and post it.

I want to say a little about accents and pronunciation. I do speak with accent other languages. It depends on many immediate and constant factors how heavy is that accent, or it goes pretty smooth. Some not very polite people may leave negative comments about the accent when it is more pronounced. This is a shortcoming of all this work. And it is inevitable. Suddenly a person gets angry that I explain grammar in English, and he expected Russian. He leaves a nasty comment. I wish people were just better mannered! However, I’d better grow a thicker skin for this type of things.

Thank you for reading my “few words” about my work, especially in the last 8 years! I will see you here or on my UTube, or speak to you through one of my books!

The Girl from California: Russian Teacher of English Language in the USA
by Zoia Eliseyeva

The book is in the Russian language. It is a sincere, very informative, and fun to read story of a Russian teacher of English language, who came to the USA with a 45-day student’s visa to brush up her American English language skills, and unexpectedly got married after three weeks.
Zoia’s story starts with the description of her adventurous way of coming to the USA, when her suitcase was lost between Europe and America during her flight, then continues telling about her no less adventurous marriage, and her optimistic ways of adjustment to a new culture. The chapters of the book were published in Russia and in the USA. A reader, who opens the book, will not want to put it down until he or she finishes reading. The book is written in a beautiful Russian language, with captivating humor and fine irony of an energetic Russian educator, who laughs at her own mistakes and difficulties in a new country of residence.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781663533098
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/29/2020
Series: The Girl from California
Edition description: 2nd in USA
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

My First Russian Book Devushka iz shtata Kalifornia (The Girl from California) – 2 Latest Editions


This book is in Russian language.

This edition of the 2nd part of “The Girl from California” is now updated with one more story written six months ago, and a few jokes. This volume was originally published under the name Zoia Sproesser (last name by marriage) nine years ago. Chronologically this volume (2) refers to the years of divorce 2005-2007. These are humorous stories about different characters the author met in California.
The book belongs to the diary series of Zoia Eliseyeva titled “Девушка из штата Калифорния” – The Girl from California. First this title had been publiushed in 1996 in St. Petersburg, Russia, by the magazine “Nataly” in separate chapters. Then in 2004, 1,000 copies of the book were published with the Russian front cover in Moscow, Russia, in the publishing house “Golos” by publisher P. F. Alyoshkin. The Moscow edition had author’s name as Zoia Burkhart (by her first marriage).
This book is being updated with the hope to minimize the confusion that is now, in summer of 2020, created by the publishers after the removal of CreateSpace self-publishing platform in 2018, and also in order to update the author’s last name for the current (maiden), that was changed six years ago.
The main title of this Russian diary series of stories and jokes is “The Girl from California” and it has 3 parts (volumes). The part 4 is in the making and has never been published yet.
Zoia has been teaching languages in USA, Europe, and Mexico, and since 2010 has published a number of multilanguage books based on classics of the world as well.
Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781663525970
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/19/2020
Series: The Girl from California , #2
Edition description: Extended
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Back Cover Edition 2020 USA, Barnes and Noble
Contents Page of the Book The Girl from California -2, Edition 2020, Barnes and Noble
The Story from the Book “The Girl from California – 2” read by the author Zoia Eliseyeva. The story was written around 2009.
SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS: Creative Spanish Teachers’ Helper Without English Notes
by Zoia Eliseyeva

Back Cover 2020 Edition Barnes and Noble

Zoia Eliseyeva created this textbook when she taught her 8-week beginners class, starting from alphabet, in a community center in Glendora, California. This is an excellent textbook-starter for a group of adults who need the first introduction into Spanish language and culture. The book contains only Spanish language. It does not have any English notes. This is a beginners’ textbook, so any beginning teacher who knows Spanish and can teach can use it. The book is made with a large size font, 16, for the convenient reading with adults of any age. Zoia is an experienced and creative teacher of languages. She was teaching English and Russian languages to Mexican students – adults and teenagers – in Oaxaca, Mexico in the summer of 2014. You will enjoy this book!

Spanish Language Book/Español:
Este libro de texto es una compilación especial para el grupo de los estudiantes adultos. Es ESPAÑOL PARA EL PRIMER NIVEL SIN NOTAS EN INGLÉS: En letra grande (tamaño 16), LARGE PRINT (for Adult Students).
El libro es el texto compacto, pero saturado con gramática, diálogos, textos, canciones y vocabulario. Es bueno para los maestros que no necesitan la explicación en inglés y los estudiantes suyos.
El tamaño de la letra es 16: conveniente para cualquiera edad avanzada de los usuarios.
Zoia Eliseyeva es la educadora con gran experiencia. Ha enseñado lenguajes por 28 años. Tiene la maestría en educación de una de las universidades del sur de California.
Zoia escribe libros desde 1995 cuando ella llegó a los Estados Unidos. Zoia tiene un canal trilingüe “zoiacalifornia” en UTube donde todos los interesados pueden escuchar canciones, rimas, y los extractos de narración en tres idiomas (español-inglés-ruso.
Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781663525918
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 07/18/2020
Edition description: Extended
Pages: 94
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.19(d)

Russian for Beginners – Edition 2020.


This is the July 2020, Updated Edition of the textbook of Russian language primarily for Adult Students and for Easy Reading experience.
This is an excellent Beginning Russian textbook which shows the connection links to many UTube lectures of this fruitful multilingual educator, a native speaker of Russian.
The book starts with Russian alphabet and consists of 12 basic lectures, vocabulary, translation exercises with the keys, and points to the world of UTube audio/video posts, where the author is singing, explaining, reading, teaching, enlightening the wide audience on a few European languages. The big part of the lectures and translated songs is devoted to teaching Russian language and culture.
The users of the physical book can always enter a lecture title in a general internet search and use the book to their full benefit. The book is presented in a larger print for a convenience of people of all ages.
Zoia Eliseyeva lives in USA for many years, and she has been published since 1996: her books are both Russian and multilingual. She is an educator with a Master’s Degree, and, linguistically, she goes far beyond her initial trilingual concentration in English, Russian, Spanish.
Open the world of a talented and devoted multilingual educator, who will widen your horizons to the more colorful ones.
The book can be used by teachers, students, and everybody who is interested in Russian language and culture.

Update about my (Russian) article of August 6, 2020

Hello! Today it is August 11, 2021. I was reinstated on my Amazon author’s book portal in the end of August 2020.

Russian Language: К статье 6 августа 2020 “Беззаконие…”

Я была восстановлена на авторском портале Амазона в конце августа 2020 года – после яростной борьбы за свои права доступными мне методами – письмами и звонками. Я не убираю отсюда статью от 6 августа, потому что всё в ней правда и такое беззаконие было, есть, и, к сожалению, видимо, будет, коль оно уже установилось и приносит доход тем, кто в нём участвует. Никто ещё пока от дохода не отказывался, когда он идёт тебе в руки и выглядит очень законным. Положение самопубликующегося автора остаётся прежним: aвтор не может контролировать продажи своих книг в многочисленных магазинах, где рекламируются его (её) книги. Вот эта бесконтрольность и есть беззаконие, бесправие такого автора. Я пишу более 25 лет и издаюсь сама более 10 лет. Я знаю, о чем говорю. Желаю всем авторам успехов и не попадаться в ловушку книгобизнеса с бесконтрольными продажами. В данный момент я имею дело также и с защитой авторских прав. Организация, которая этим занимается в США, страдает бюрократией и более мелкие отделы ее не координируют свои действия профессионально. Так, я недавно получила имейл, в котором говорилось, что я должна им доплатить за сертификацию одной моей пятиязычной книги, хотя на моем счету в этой организации есть превышающая сумма. Пришлось звонить, нервничать и сводить концы с концами. А уж как беспокоят ненужными мессиджами! Пароль заставляют менять каждые два месяца. А зачем? Заказала несколько сертификатов больше года назад. Пока не получила ни одного, хотя сроки указаны от двух до нескольких месяцев. Сегодня у всех очень ловкая отговорка – Ковид. Не то что бы мне нужны были эти сертификаты об авторских правах, но суть дела – не торопятся бюрократы. И оплатишь всё вперед, и наладишь всю связь, и всё равно не торопятся.

Zoia Eliseyeva, August 11, 2021, California, USA.

Беззаконие с моими книгами продолжается – 6 августа 2020 года

Печальная правда – беззаконие  и пиратство в мире книгобизнеса. Один написал, а второй продает и складывает барыши в карман. Этот “второй” – перечислен сегодня на моей первой странице тут – на английском.

Вернее сказать – этот “один” придумал идею и создал готовую книгу – это о моих книгах, основанных на мировой классике. Но несколько книг я написала сама – на английском или на русском.  Без классиков. Сама описала свою жизнь в Америке и как тут надо продолжать учебу или искать работу. И описала несколько портретов людей – с юмором. (Доюморилась, что называется! :О) И еще на английском написала отдельную книгу о том, как я опубликовала книги на амазоне в первый год – 2010-тый год (как славно все начиналось!) Плюс, в моих книгах, основанных на классиках, идет описание грамматик языков, которые я знаю или изучала, или изучаю. В книге песен – описаны 8 разных жанров русской песни – на английском.  Выборку Хайама я перевела на английский сама и сделала транслитерацию. (Видео 2012 года, первого издания Хайама – на моем ЮТьюбе в папке/playlist Zoia’s Books). “Толстый и тонкий” Чехова перевела сама на английский. “Мойдодыра”  перевела сама на английский. В “Крыжовнике” Чехова составила грамматические таблицы по контексту, объясняя склонения. Учебник русского придумала сама для колледжа в 2003 году. Всю русскую часть трех-язычной “Дамы…” озвучила на бесплатном аудио-сайте по просьбе одной читательницы из Южной Америки. Учебник испанского составила сама для своего класса в 2012 году.  Обложки все сделала сама – и идею центральной картинки придумала и потом сделала картинку сама. На многих из моих книг – мои фотографии или рисунки по моим рассказам знакомых художников. На “Мойдодыре” – советская фаянсовая цветная гладкая фигурка лыжницы – один из немногих сувениров, оставшихся от моего советского детства, из нашей семьи (мать-вдова и трое детей), который я бережно привезла из родного города в Америку в 2009 году. Вот так – сделай все сам – придет владелец заводов газет пароходов и тебя ограбит. Демократия,  одним словом. И “свободный бизнес”: один создал, второй себе присвоил плоды чужого труда. Тут еще много будет подробностей в моей истории борьбы. Ну, если вдруг пропаду – знайте, пропала в огне борьбы за свои творения.  Все что вы видите сейчас в продаже из моих книг на интернете – все пиратское. Все идет в карманы преступников от книгопродажного бизнеса. Я переиздала в июле 2020 только несколько книг на Барнс энд Ноубл, поэтому только издания 2020 года с этого сайта, может быть, будут связаны со мной. Для примера, русская книга, вторая часть “Девушки”, получит гонорар только 30 или 40 центов от продажи одной книги, хотя продажная там 6 или 7 долларов. Я туда прибавила рассказ декабря 2019 года при подготовке издания 2020 года. А в остальном, прекрасная маркиза, все хорошо, все хорошо! 😀 Связаться со мной можно по ФБ, или на других подобных платформах, на моем Ютьюбе, под последними видео. А особенно под армянской песней на стихи Брюсова (его перевод), которую я выставила пару месяцев назад. Я эту песню очень люблю и она мне приносит успокоение, поэтому я туда захожу. На этом сайте у меня нет Контактной коробки, потому что я его веду сама и не всегда есть время за всем уследить. Когда сделала открытыми комментарии – сразу пошел спам. Пришлось закрыть такое странное “общение” с миром. Благодарю всех, кто читает и слушает меня. И всех тех, кто вдруг захочет поделиться каким-то полезным советом по поводу моей неприглядной настоящей ситуации, сложившейся с моими книгами. А может кто-то оказался в подобной ситуации (не пожелаю и врагу!) – тогда объединим силы в борьбе, обмениваясь опытом.

Zoia Eliseyeva on August 6, 2020

RUSSIAN-ENGLISH-SPANISH TRILINGUAL BOOK based on the World Masterpiece Classical Short Story by Anton P. Chekhov: The Lady with The Dog (English, 
Spanish and Russian Edition) (Russian) 2nd Edition

by Zoia Eliseyeva  (Author)

Book is available on Barnes and Noble, and maybe on Amazon

Last time I checked, quite recently, they had a perfect mess there with my books: 1) Amazon USA Author’s page shows only 20 percent of my books. 2) Different countries/languages Author’s Page may show other titles, but USA readers would unlikely look into those 3) They have horrible mistakes with prices on Amazon USA – like 400 or 900 for a book. Is it a general error or intentional? If it is not intentional, it is quite persistent, because I told their representatives a few times about that. 4) They say that a book is out of stock – and this is not true: Barnes and Noble gloriously has all my titles by Zoia Eliseyeva and by Zoia Sproesser /Sproesser last name existed in my biographical history only from 2007 to 2014/. 5) They corrupted my links to the books and those links are all over. I can correct a bad link if I come across it. One at a time. I have over 1000 video posts and it is impossible to see and correct all the links I could have left for the last few years under some video posts. So Amazon gives the wrong impression to a reader. As I just said – a perfect mess. Well, little by little I try to re-publish all my more valuable titles at a different publishing platform as a new edition of 2020. Definitely, they do have all my previous editions since they seized the complete control over them in the February 2018. It’s a lot of work to correct the present unfavorable presentation of my books, and I do what I can. Zoia Eliseyeva on June 30, 2020

Trilingual book based on the classic of Russian literature.
Trilingual version of Chekhov’s romance story.

GERMAN-ENGLISH-FRENCH-SPANISH-RUSSIAN BOOK of FIVE LANGUAGES The Red Riding Hood by Brothers Grimm: For Children and Adults (English, French, Spanish, Russian and German Edition) (German) 1st Edition
by Zoia Eliseyeva (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-1508931492
ISBN-10: 1508931496

Paperback: 82 pages

The popular fairy-tale by brothers Grimm found in this five language book its wonderfully original expression. Adults, children, parents, students and teachers can use the beautiful book while reviewing their knowledge of the five world languages: German, English, French, Spanish, and Russian. The book has Grammar notes and tables of English and German verbs with translation into Spanish and Russian. The fairy-tale “Little Red Riding Hood” is presented at first in 5-language format, five languages in paragraphs on a separate, well-defined page that will open nicely on any e-device. In the end of the book the tale is presented in each language that uses Latin alphabet in its entirety. The book is a wonderful learning and entertaining tool for any age. It is the first five-language book based on classical literature by a creative linguist Zoia Eliseyeva. Zoia Eliseyeva teaches three languages. She has Master’s Degree in Education. Her first stories were published twenty years ago in Russia and in USA.



The Masque of Red Death
English-German-French-Spanish-Russian – The BOOK OF FIVE LANGUAGES based on a complete story by Edgar Allan Poe. The 3 extracts follow, being read by 3 native speakers of French, English, and Russian respectively.

Why am I always shy about my accent in French? Whatever is the reason, I asked Pierre, my French pen pal of 23 years to audio this extract for me. The pronunciation of a native speaker is always valuable.

Overview of the Book

Sorry for the formatting! The site is constantly under construction and some editing features do not work quite as expected on one push of a button. ZE on Dec 26 2018 from AZ, USA The five languages book “The Masque of the Red Death” is devoted to Edgar Poe’s story – a rich multilingual reading and studying experience!
It is recommended for students, professors, and all people (adults or teenagers), who are interested in the presented languages: English, German, French, Spanish, and Russian. The languages belong to three different language groups: Germanic, Romance, Slavic. The comparison of the translations will bring to a reader an incomparable experience of language study while enjoying reading the complete text story by the brilliant unique American author. Take it with you on an uninhabited island! Your life will be more entertaining than that of the Robinson Crusoe, because it will take you a long time to figure out the five languages, unless you have already devoted significant time and effort to each of the five.
For the convenience of the reader who wants to concentrate on just one language, each of the 5 translations is also reproduced, at the back of the book, in an uninterrupted text format.
The book also has some entertaining multilingual comparative vocabulary exercises with the answers – across the five languages.

Zoia Eliseyeva (Sproesser, Burkhart by marriages) has been writing since 1996, and her multilingual books (over 20) have been contributing to the language study in USA, Russia, and around the world for quite a few years. Zoia has Master’s Degree in Education and has been appreciated by her students of English, Russian, and Spanish languages in Europe, USA, and Mexico.


A native speaker of English Michael, born in LA, California, reads the extract. He is also one of the characters in my first book in Russian language “The Girl from California”. 1st edition – by Zoia Burkhart. 2nd edition – by Zoia Sproesser (Burkhart), later editions by Zoia Eliseyeva. The above mentioned are my last names by two marriages in USA from 1995-2014. Eliseyeva is my maiden last name.

Пятиязычная книга на базе рассказа Эдгара По “
Маска Красной смерти
” Языки – англ-нем франц-испан-рус Книга 172 
стр Можно читать пока не выучишь все пять языков. 
Плюс – пока не поймешь, почему переводчик перевел именно так, 
хотя можно было и вот эдак. 
Тогда – наскучит.

Re-Publishing My Books June 2020

Dear visitors of my site!

This is the paste from my today’s email with the link to one of my first four books (Russian-English Moidodir) that I just re-edited and submitted for republishing.

Dear Zoia Eliseyeva,
Thank you for your patience.
“Russian-English Dual-Language Book based on the Masterpiece of the Children’s Humorous Classical Poem “Moidodir” is on sale and the link is listed below:

Today it is June 15, 2020. I have forwarded for republishing four books by now. Please be aware that Kindle banned me from the beginning of this month. So I am republishing all my titles with another publishing portal. Kindle probably continues selling whatever they want of my 20+ titles. It’s all big secret with them except one thing is very clear: They banned the author (me) from the access to her own books, files, creations, and never let me to control my own files. They call it “free publishing”. I call it “any author can publish with us for free but we will unconditionally own his or her files from that moment on” – yes, that’s true – they will get all of you for free, together with your thoughts and ideas. What a noble treat of authors!

This is link to my article on another page of this site, when I was excited the first day they banned me from the access to my author’s publishing portal.


Since then I have republished my first four books and continue working on editing my other titles. Some of them get a new chapter added. If it is Russian grammar, I will probably collect all my Russian grammar scattered in different books in one separate book and it will be another book just devoted only to Russian grammar (for readers in English language). I also found a couple of days ago the notebook of five years ago, when I was tutoring in Russian advanced level one secret agent of FBI or such. He was all secretive and did not report to me to which organization he belonged. However, he had worked in American consulates located in former Soviet republics, and his level of Russian was quite good. I was hired by one hiring agency to teach him (in California, in a city not far from Los Angeles). So, that notebook of our 2-week classes can be the base for a nice chapter in Advanced level of Russian. We were looking with him into a few textbooks, we spoke in Russian, shared many stories. I was preparing him for the next level of the Russian language exam. Ok! Thank you for reading me.

Zoia Eliseyeva on June 15, 2020 in CA, USA


I have a story about every picture on this cover. Some other time! 😀 Zoia

Amazing! I wrote this in my German Homework one year and four months ago! And look at me – where I am now – struggling for my books! Looking at my books in fifteen -twenty bookstores on sale all over the world, discovering every single day new and new stores who sell ten of my books, 15 of my books, 25 of my books, all editions, on both of my last names. How wonderful! Instead of doing something good and useful with my time, I have to participate in this pitiful struggle for my own creations! I communicate with tens of bookstores, book marketers, as they call themselves, distributors, separate professionals in the field, official offices and organizations, and all of this is such a waste of my precious time, that I could use for studies and new creations for people to learn from. Here comes the monster from fairy-tale named “Life” and steps on your rights, and deprives you of them, and you have to fight for justice – or – remain humiliated and oppressed in the shade while all your multicolored creations are looking at you from all over the internet. Unbelievable! Friends!Do not be lazy! Stop the video for 3 seconds and read English or Russian translation, if you do not understand German, and you will see the beginning of this ugly circumstance I am in right now. One year and four months ago. This is what the powerful monster is doing to a Russian language native speaker educator in USA. Democracy? Only for rich. I am surprised that for this one year and four months period I have been able to create some good things. Just look at my UTube. Оne colleague in self-publishing suggested: maybe it is political? Maybe they cut you off because of your Russian books? And she continued – “well, that would be completely crazy!”. My 2 innocent Russian books: one basically autobiographical, a diary, and the second – advice, how to find work in USA. Interesting times we are living in now, friends! Zoia Eliseyeva on July 23, 2020 from California, USA


Удивительно! Я написала это в своей домашней работе по немецкому год и четыре месяца назад! И вы только посмотрите на меня сейчас – вся окунулась в борьбу за свои книги. Любуюсь на свои книги, как они продаются в десяти, пятнадцати, двадцати магазинах по всему миру, аж флаги изучила получше пока пытаюсь вычислить что за язык сайта и что за валюта там. Книги мои везде и всюду, все издания, на теперешнюю и прежнюю фамилию. Замечательно! Вместо того, чтобы проводить свое время с пользой, когда я могла бы поделиться с людьми своими знаниями, я вынуждена тратить драгоценное время на это пустое и глупое бряцанье оружием. Ну а иначе сиди растоптанный, молчи в тряпочку, и любуйся как все продают твои разноцветные создания. Боже мой, с какими утонченными нахалами приходится говорить – нахалами от книгопродажного бизнеса. Они все белые и пушистые, выражаясь избитым сленгом, они повыставили по 25 книг и понятия не имеют куда идут деньги с продаж. А они все работают бесплатно, оказывается! Одну книгу выставляют в трех ценах, без доставки и с доставкой. (С мальчиком, без мальчика, невеста на траве, невеста без травы – это из 4 главы моей первой книги).Друзья! Не поленитесь и прочтите рус. перевод этого видео. Это видео оказалось прямо каким-то провидцем, Кассандрой. Так вот когда у меня уже не было охоты работать с книгами и вот почему. Опрессор задавил. А теперь я вот донкихотствую. оттачивая свою шпагу в борьбе, шпагу, которая мне навряд ли когда-то пригодится. Разве что описать все это безобразие. Демократия. Вот такая тут демократия. Только для богачей. Если бы я имела тысячи сейчас выбросить, я бы сразу их швырнула нескольким адвокатам и сократила бы намного мои старания и поиски правды. Но оно идет как идет. И, однако, куда-нибудь придет. Я не сижу сложа руки. Я пробую всякие доступные мне методы и подхожу к этому вопросу с разных сторон. Попадаются и хорошие люди на пути. Вот попросила одного владельца магазина, который под амазоном ходит – к нему иначе и не подступиться – надо все через амазон делать (все заметили неприглядную аналогию с предлогом “через” 🙂. Так он сразу снял мои две книги с продажи. Не успела я ему спеть дифирамб, вчера смотрю, у него еще одна книга. Опять за какую-то немыслимую цену. Да еще раннее издание, которое я хотела приостановить. Но не тут-то было. Как уж им в зубы попало, они не отпустят, видать. Вот такие бывают домашние работы. Ценная оказалась. Информационная. А то я в суматохе борьбы позабыла как это все начиналось.

Zoia Eliseyeva on July 23, 2020 from California, USA

2 Replies to “Zoia’s Books”

  1. Update for my July 23, 2020 Russian language article:

    I was reinstated on my book portal on August 18, 2020.

    Допуск к моему порталу публикации книг был восстановлен 18 августа 2020 года.

  2. My Joke of the Day:
    This Page title should be changed for “The Ongoing Suffering of the Self-Published Author” instead of Zoia’s Books. 😀

    RUSSIAN Language

    Шутка Дня:
    Эта интернет-страница моего сайта должна называться “Страдания самопубликующегося автора” 😀 А можно и коротко “Страдания”.
    Елисеева Зоя Владимировна, она же zoiacalifornia, она же Zoia Sproesser, она же Zoia Burkhart, она же Zoia Educator
    Zoia Eliseyeva on August 11, 2021

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