Struwwelpeter In English Translation

Paperback | April 7, 1995

byHeinrich Hoffmann

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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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 Political correctness came into fashion long after the creepy, popular stories written by Heinrich Hoffmann in the mid-19th century had done their work by frightening boys and girls into good behaviour. Like any of the really good cautionary tales, Struwwelpeter: In English Translation has a twist — to say the least. A boy who won’t s...

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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 illu...

Heinrich Hoffman, a doctor of psychology in Frankfurt, is remembered as the author of a single, short book of moral parables in verse for children, which achieved enormous popularity. When his Struwwelpeter (Slovenly Peter) appeared in 1845, the first edition was sold out in a few days. By 1925, when the copyright expired, well over 50...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.25 × 0.68 inPublished:April 7, 1995Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486284697

ISBN - 13:9780486284699

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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 Political correctness came into fashion long after the creepy, popular stories written by Heinrich Hoffmann in the mid-19th century had done their work by frightening boys and girls into good behaviour. Like any of the really good cautionary tales, Struwwelpeter: In English Translation has a twist — to say the least. A boy who won’t stop sucking his thumb encounters a pair of scissors; a child who won’t eat soup shrivels up like the Wicked Witch of the West. Part Edward Gorey and part Grimm’s, this collection has a timeless feel that adults cherish and older children not prone to nightmares relish. Not for the faint of heart, Struwwelpeter in this edition features the original text in a straight English translation, accompanied by the original illustrations by the author. Meet such characters as Cruel Frederick, the Inky Boys, Little Suck-a-Thumb and Shock-Headed Peter — and see what happens when you don’t behave yourself!