Sherstiuk, Hryhorii

Sherstiuk, Hryhorii [Шерстюк, Григорій; Šerstjuk, Hryhorij; pseudonyms: Ya. Hetmanchuk, H. Chubrii], b 26 November 1882 in Sherstiukivka (now Novyi Tahamlyk), Poltava county, d 6 November 1911 in Kyiv. Pedagogue, writer, and publisher. He worked briefly for the paper Poltavskaia mysl’ in Poltava and became secretary of Ridnyi krai, in which he published book reviews and articles on civic life, education, and literature. He contributed articles to Rada (Kyiv) and in 1907 founded in Kyiv the Ukrainskyi Uchytel publishing house, which issued his Ukrainian school grammar (1907, 1912, 1917) and syntax (1909, 1917), translations and original works for children, and Svitlo (Kyiv) (1910–14), the first Ukrainian educational journal in the Russian Empire. Sherstiuk also published and edited Svitlo (Light, 1908), a miscellany for children, and contributed poems and stories to almanacs and Literaturno-naukovyi vistnyk in Lviv.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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