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Publisher Comments:

When Aninku and Pepicek discover one morning that their mother is sick, they rush to town for milk to make her better. Their attempt to earn money by singing is thwarted by a bullying, bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder, Brundibar, who tyrannizes the town square and chases all other street musicians away.

Befriended by three intelligent talking animals and three hundred helpful schoolkids, brother and sister sing for the money, buy the milk, defeat the bully, and triumphantly return home.

Brundibar is based on a Czech opera for children that was performed fifty-five times by the children of Terezin, the Nazi concentration camp.

Review:

"This brilliant and disturbing rendition of an old Czech opera honors history in a stunning piece of art....A heartbreaking, hopeful masterpiece." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Based on a Czech opera for children that was performed 55 times by the children of the Terezin Nazi concentration camp, this tale of two children bullied by a bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder is now told in this storybook. Illustrations.

About the Author

Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day; The Illusion; Angels In America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Hydrotaphia; Homebody/Kabul; and adaptations of Goethe's Stella, Brecht's The Good Person of Setzuan, and Ansky's The Dybbuk. His work has been produced at theatres around the United States and in over thirty countries around the world. He is the recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1993 and 1994 Tony Awards for Best Play, among other awards.

Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In March 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786809042
Retold:
Kushner, Tony
Other:
Sendak, Maurice
Retold:
Kushner, Tony
Other:
Krasa, Hans
Illustrator:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Sendak, Maurice
Author:
Kushner, Tony
Editor:
Krasa, Hans
Publisher:
Hyperion Books for Children
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Operas
Subject:
Bullies
Subject:
Librettos
Subject:
Juvenile materials
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
326
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
8.38 x .75 in 22.80 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 56 pages Hyperion Books - English 9780786809042 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This brilliant and disturbing rendition of an old Czech opera honors history in a stunning piece of art....A heartbreaking, hopeful masterpiece."
"Synopsis" by , Based on a Czech opera for children that was performed 55 times by the children of the Terezin Nazi concentration camp, this tale of two children bullied by a bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder is now told in this storybook. Illustrations.
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