Kostas Kubilinskas

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Kostas Kubilinskas

Kostas Kubilinskas (1 July 1923 in Vilkaviškis district – 9 March 1962 near Moscow) was a Lithuanian poet known for his writing for children. Amongst his books is The Frog Queen, a 1974 collection of children's poetry illustrated by Algirdas Steponavicius and translated into English by Avril Pyman.[1]

According to the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania, Kubilinskas served as a spy for the MGB so that his poems (seen as "ideologically incorrect" by the Soviet government) could be published. The centre's report alleges that during his time there he murdered Benediktas Labenas, leader of an anti-Soviet partisan group.[2]

In 2007 his poem The Wolf with a Frozen Tail was adapted into an animated film directed by Rasa Joni, The Tail.[3]


  1. ^ Kubilinskas, Kostas (1974). The Frog Queen. Moscow: Progress Publishers.
  2. ^ "Article: Children's favorite poet was Soviet agent - Baltic Times". Retrieved 2010-05-24.
  3. ^ "Article: Program Anifest 2010". Retrieved 2010-05-24.[permanent dead link]

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