Slovenly Peter - Mark Twain (Hardcover)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781606600481
Department
Books
Released
17 Oct 2013
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Mark Twain
Mark Twain (Translator)
Fritz Kredel (Illustrator)
Clara Clemens (Foreward By)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Dover Pubns
Edition
Reprint
Series
Calla Editions
Language
English
Number of Pages
34
Dimensions
286 x 222 x 6mm (499g)

Annotation

Collects classic tales in verse about naughty boys and girls and the fates that befall them when they misbehave.

Summary

  • This marvelous hardcover edition features Mark Twain's witty translation of the 19th-century German classic, a series of hilarious rhymes recounting the disastrous consequences that befall naughty children. Captivating color illustrations complement the comical verses.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Antiques & Collectibles / Books
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Children's poetry, German; Translations into English.
Library Subject 2
Conduct of life; Juvenile poetry.
Library Subject 3
German poetry.
Dewey Classification
831/.8

Author Bio

Unhappy with the dry and pedagogic books available for 19th-century children, Frankfurt physician Heinrich Hoffmann wrote and illustrated Struwwelpeter, the original German-language version of Slovenly Peter, as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son.
After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations.
German artist and graphic designer Fritz Kredel (1900-73) immigrated to the United States in the 1930s, where he taught at New York's Cooper Union. Kredel illustrated more than 400 books in English and German, including a six-volume limited-edition collection of the works of Hans Christian Andersen. In 1960 he was commissioned to create a woodcut of the presidential seal for John F. Kennedy's inauguration.