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Struwwelpeter in English Translation

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Publisher Comments:

First published in 1845. Struwwelpeter (variously translated as "slovenly" or "shock-headed" Peter) has become widely recognized as one of the most popular and influential children's books ever written. Heinrich Hoffmann was a Frankfurt physician. Unhappy with the dry and pedagogic books available for children at the time, he wrote and illustrated Struwwelpeter as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son. The book relates in verse and pictures the often gruesome consequences that befall children who torment animals, play with matches, suck their thumbs, refuse to eat, fidget at meals, etc.

Written in rhyming couplets and illustrated by the author, the book was an immediate success. It has since gone through hundreds of editions and been published in almost every European language. The present volume reprints 25 color plates from a German edition (including a bonus plate done for the 100th edition in 1876) with the reset text of a standard English translation. Also included are the full German text and an afterword with a brief biography of the author and note on how the book came to be written.

Children, bibliophiles, antiquarians — any lover of time-honored tales for children — will welcome this new edition of the classic German story.

Synopsis:

One of the most popular and influential children's book ever written, this time-honored tale  — sure to produce lots of giggles — describes the gruesome consequences that befall children who torment animals, play with matches, suck their thumbs, refuse to eat, and fidget at meals. A collector's item, written in rhyming couplets and illustrated by the author.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486284699
Author:
Hoffmann, Heinrich
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Social Situations - Values
Subject:
German poetry
Subject:
German language materials -- Bilingual.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Values and Virtues
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Children's Classics
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in 0.32 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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One of the most popular and influential children's book ever written, this time-honored tale  — sure to produce lots of giggles — describes the gruesome consequences that befall children who torment animals, play with matches, suck their thumbs, refuse to eat, and fidget at meals. A collector's item, written in rhyming couplets and illustrated by the author.
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