Sofia Mogilevskaya was born on April 3, 1903 in Moscow. In the mid-1930s, Sona began writing stories for children. All-Union fame brought her the story “Mark of the Country of Gondeloupe.” Her works about children and adolescents, about school, music, theater, sports have been published and translated into different languages.
Google this Wednesday dedicated a postcard to the Soviet writer Sofya Mogilevskaya, born 116 years ago on April 3, 1903.
Sofya Abramovna was born in Moscow into a prosperous Jewish family. In the summer, the family went to a dacha in Kryokshino near Moscow, where Leo Tolstoy lived in September 1909. The meeting with him and his judgments about music made a strong impression on the future writer and was subsequently reflected in her work (“Cello Santa Teresa”, “Summer in Kryokshin”).
In 1928, Mogilevskaya entered the Moscow Conservatory, at the pedagogical faculty, but in 1932 she left her without completing her studies. In 1932 – 1934 she worked as a correspondent for the Moscow regional newspaper For Collectivization.
Since the mid-30s of the last century, Sophia began to write stories and stories for children. Her first book “Camp on an Ice Floe” about the exploit of the Chelyuskinites was published in 1935.
Before the war, the story “Mark of the Country of Gondeloupe” was published, which later brought Mogilevskaya all-Union fame. During the war, she worked in an orphanage in the village of Tsybiknur in the Mari Republic, where she was deported because of the arrest of her first husband.
At the end of the war, she returned to the capital and continued to write a lot for children. Her stories about children and adolescents, about school, music, theater, sports have been published and translated into different languages. The writer worked actively until her very last days – she died in 1981.