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Struwwelpeter [Hardcover]

Heinrich Hoffmann
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Book Description

19 July 2010
The classic book of cautionary tales - now available in a luxury paperback edition A true classic, bursting with cautionary tales and gruesome punishment, Struwwelpeter has been a favourite of children all over the world since its publication in 1845. The anonymous English translation of these rhymes, published in Leipzig in 1848, became an instant success in Britain. Widely acknowledged as one of the most popular and influential children's books ever written, Struwwelpeter (pr 'Shtruvelpeter') has been translated into at least thirty languages, and is widely popular among generations of readers for whom it held a terrible fascination as a child. Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest following the successful tours of the 'junk' musical Shock-headed Peter, which graphically illustrated the tales of Conrad Suck-a-Thumb (who has his fingers cut off by the Red-legg'd Scissor-man), Harriet who suffers a dreadful fate after playing with matches, and Fidgety Philip who just won't keep still. This new, handsome paperback edition is a painstaking reproduction of the nineteenth-century edition, printed in five colours to approximate the look of the original, in which the text was printed letterpress, and the pictures lithographed and then coloured by hand. * The definitive facsimilie editoin containing the original colour illustrations * "This is the one every household should have." - The Guardian * Luxury Paperback edition

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books (19 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184365153X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843651536
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The classic English edition of the cautionary tales.
The classic English edition of the cautionary tales for children, including the original colour artwork by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann. "Graphically one of the most beautiful books in the world." - Maurice Sendak --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894), a doctor in his native Frankfurt (where there is a museum devoted to his work), often told funny stories to put his young patients at their ease. Frustrated by the moralistic tone of contemporary children's books, he wrote and illustrated this picture book as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son, and it has delighted and terrified generations since.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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I was first mesmerised and terrified by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman's cautionary tales as a seven year old. Reading the book as an adult brought back the thrill of seeing the disobedient, rude and stupid recieve their just punishment in such gory and vivid detail. The original 5 colour illustrations enrich the experience further. Hoffman's tales are on a par with Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes", but much darker and scarier. Read them at your peril!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Struwwelpeter 11 Jan 2006
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This is a wonderful book I remembered from my childhood. With stories of naughty children and the possible consequences of being naughty. It has great illustrations which are let down by this very small version,four times smaller than the one I owned.
Still a good book but since the illustrations are so vital, left feeling seriously disappointed by its size. Marked down for this reason.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If your children like being scared... 27 May 2005
By Anna R
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This is a great book and I would highly recommend it. It is full of wonderful morality tales in rhyming form for children. It is beautifully illustrated with cautionary tales for thumb-sucking soup refusing children.
Both my nine year old and three year old love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really like this verson 6 Oct 2000
By A Customer
This is an extremely good edition of the book that I loved as a child. It frightened me a bit then but I still remember it fondly and I will happily read it to my son when he is old enough. It takes more than this to frighten kids these days. Good value for money.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Dieses Buch enthält weder alle Texte noch enthält es Garfiken. Es ist eine eingeschränkte Textversion. Leider sind auf der Amazon Seite keinerlei Hinweise dazu zu finden.

This book does not contain any text nor does it contain any graphics. This is a limited text version. Unfortunately there are no indications on Amazon to inform you of this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars goosebump poems 24 May 2014
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Childhood book that my grandparents had.. so after a memory jog from the tv, i hust had to go & purchase my own copy. Great quality colour pictures where illustrated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 10 Mar 2014
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This is a fantastic children's book. My Father read it as a child and bought it for me. I later bought it for my children and they all loved it. I now give it as a gift to other peoples children and I haven;t met a child yet who doesn't like it .
I would highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood memories. 13 Dec 2013
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My father had a copy of this book (sadly, now lost) in the 1920's and I read as a child. It was great to re-read it and to own a copy again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Ein muss...
Die Geschichten sind weniger lustig, eher Angst einflößend für 4 jährige Kinder, so dass ich beim vorlesen die Wortwahl ändern musste. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sandra Buchholz
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST-BUY for children 4 - 8
This is a classic that I was brought up on and which I buy for all my godchildren etc. when they get to 6 yrs old. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Chloe
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll never play with matches!
I grew up on these stories and my children have too. My son of 25 was talking to me about it recently and so I bought this copy for him and the next generation. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Raven
5.0 out of 5 stars Shock Headed Peter
I had this book as a child (many years ago) and it is a delight for children. I often give it as a gift and the results have been very satisfactory!
Published 16 months ago by Carol Lamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book as ever
I love this book. I should have bought the epub version rather than the kindle version, though; readable on so many more devices.
Published 17 months ago by Mr. S. J. Todd
5.0 out of 5 stars Childhood memories (or even new memories).
I had this book originally when I was a child in Germany and was really fascinated by it but eventually it got lost. Beautiful book and great stories with morals. Read more
Published 18 months ago by IMR
5.0 out of 5 stars Still relevant today
Like the Cautionary Tales, this still has relevance today, if only our current society would take it on board. I had trouble finding this but was glad I could.
Published 19 months ago by Puffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as I remember the book as a child!
Delighted to have a copy of this, and beautifully printed in exactly the same format as the copy we had as children 50 years ago.
Published 21 months ago by Lucy
5.0 out of 5 stars Der Stuwwelpeter
Excellent quality, fantastic value. Colours bright, text clear, cover and all psages of durable card - indestructable! Great for kids and grown-ups alike.
Published 21 months ago by dandan101
3.0 out of 5 stars Translator needed?
This book turned out to be in Russian language which was 90% my fault as that was clear if one read the page carefully. Read more
Published 21 months ago by MacGregor
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