P. Wiesmann

P. Wiesmann P. Wiesmann translated Heinrich Hoffmann's Der Struwwelpeter (1845) into Latin for the trilingual edition Shock-Headed Peter in Latin, English, German (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2002).

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  • Shock-Headed Peter: in Latin - English - German

    Author: Heinrich Hoffmann   Translators: P. Wiesmann, Ann E. Wild
    Product Code: 5483
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-548-9

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    You'd REALLY better watch out: cautionary tales that will curl your hair, too: in Latin, German, English
    Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann's Der Struwwelpeter, the best known German children's book, was first published in Frankfurt in 1845. "Shock-Headed Peter" or "Slovenly Peter" (as it is mostly known in English speaking countries) has conquered the children's book market of the world not only with dozens of translations but also literally hundreds of imitations, adaptations, take-offs and parodies. These "merry stories and funny pictures for children between 3 and 6 years," as Dr. Hoffmann termed them, are cautionary tales, by turns macabre, touching, and wickedly funny. Where else does every recalcitrant child or cruel adult get his or her "deserts," and that within a few pages?

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