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Pennsylvania Dutch Halloween Scherenschnitte

Pennsylvania Dutch Halloween Scherenschnitte

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by Peter Fritsch
     
 

A fun display of Halloween folk art. Combining intricate artwork with short poems, this collection captures Halloween themes with poems of spiders, bats, and pumpkins. Each original entry is displayed in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect with an English translation. The artwork, a traditional style of scissor cutting, is cut from black paper, overlaying an orange

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A fun display of Halloween folk art. Combining intricate artwork with short poems, this collection captures Halloween themes with poems of spiders, bats, and pumpkins. Each original entry is displayed in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect with an English translation. The artwork, a traditional style of scissor cutting, is cut from black paper, overlaying an orange background. A brief introduction reveals how this group came to celebrate October 31, and an instructional page includes a pattern for readers to make their own Halloween paper cutting.

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Publishers Weekly
In the tradition of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, Fritsch arranges scherenschnitte (scissor-cut) silhouettes against flaming orange backgrounds. Short poems, which appear both in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and in English, mine folklore with rascally and sometimes frightening results, and are set against often symmetrical scenes of angular cats, ghosts, witches, and other devilish creatures. An elegant treat harkens back to early American celebrations of Halloween. All ages. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589809567
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/07/2011
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

PETER V. FRITSCH has practiced the art of scherenschnitte (scissor's cutting) and fractur (calligraphic drawing and lettering) for more than 40 years. A seventh generation Pennsylvania Dutchman living on his ancestral far, Fritsch fluently speaks and writes in the dialect. He retired after having taught art in the public school system and Pennsylvania-German history and culture at the college level.

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