Конёк-Горбунок (The Humpbacked Horse)
Конёк-Горбунок (The Humpbacked Horse) by Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov.
Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky
The Humpbacked Horse (Конёк-Горбунок) is a version of the Golden-Maned Steed fairy-tale character type, although a large part of the plot of this story is based on Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf. The titular little horse helps Ivan, a peasant’s son, carry out the many unreasonable demands of the czar. During his adventures, Ivan captures the beautiful magic firebird for the czar, keeps his magic horse, and finds his love. — Summary by Wikipedia and Mark Chulsky