V. A. Sukhomlinsky (1918-1970) was one of the most influential Soviet educators of the postwar period. His idealistic vision of human development and his deep love for children led him to develop a holistic system of education that emphasized the moral and aesthetic dimensions of a child's development as well as the physical, intellectual, and vocational. His school in the Ukrainian village of Pavlysh was visited by thousands of schoolteachers and his books were read by millions. This is the first major study to present Sukhomlinsky's educational legacy to an English-speaking audience. It is addressed to parents and teachers as well as specialists in the field.