Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures

Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures

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Struwwelpeter - Merry Stories and Funny Pictures - Heinrich Hoffman - ENGLISH TRANSLATION - BRAND NEW EDITION - Hoffmann wrote Struwwelpeter in reaction to the lack of good children's books. Intending to buy a picture book as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son, Hoffmann instead wrote and illustrated his own book. In 1845 he was persuaded by friends to publish the book anonymously as Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder mit 15 schön kolorierten Tafeln für Kinder von 3-6 Jahren (Funny Stories and Whimsical Pictures with 15 Beautifully Coloured Panels for Children Aged 3 to 6). For third edition, published in 1858, the title changed to Struwwelpeter, the name of the character in the first story. The book became popular among children throughout Europe, and, writes author and researcher Penni Cotton, the pictures and characters showed a great deal of originality and directness.

Struwwelpeter has been translated into several languages. In 1891, Mark Twain wrote his own translation of the book but because of copyright issues, Twain's "Slovenly Peter" was not published until 25 years after his death in 1935.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781514839249
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/06/2015
Pages: 30
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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STRUWWELPETER MERRY STORIES AND FUNNY PICTURES (ILLUSTRATED) 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories themselves are great, but this particular copy is all out of alignment, making it difficult to read.