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The wolf and the seven little kids / the Brothers Grimm ; illustrated by Martin Ursell ; text by Linda M. Jennings.

Contributor(s): Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 | Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859 | Ursell, Martin [ill.] | Jennings, Linda M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Morristown, N.J. : Silver Burdett Co., 1986Description: [28] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 0382093062; 9780382093067.Uniform titles: Wolf und die sieben jungen Geisslein. English. Subject(s): Fairy tales | Folklore -- Germany | Goats -- Juvenile fiction | Wolves -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: 398.2/45297358 | E Summary: Mother Goat rescues six of her kids after they are swallowed by a wicked wolf.
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Translation of: Wolf und die sieben jungen Geisslein.

Illustrations on lining papers.

Mother Goat rescues six of her kids after they are swallowed by a wicked wolf.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2 The version of this Grimm folktale found in The Tall Book of Nursery Tales (Harper, 1944) by Feodor Rojankovsky will be more familiar to most children. Jenning's retelling is more elaborate, with little touches that enrich the story, such as when the kids are freed, they ``danced for joy when they saw the sky and trees again and their dear mother standing near.'' Ursell's illustrations are riotously full of color and fussy with details but in a way that adds to the story. The wolf's final comeuppance at the hooves of the nanny goat and her seven kids should appeal to preschoolers' strong sense of punitive justice. Kay McPherson, Central Atlanta-Fulton Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) and his brother Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, the collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). <p> The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences. <p> Wilhelm, the younger of the two, was said to have been gentle and poetic, and his brother claimed that he was a gifted public speaker. He studied at Marburg, then went to Cassel. In 1825, at the age of 39, he married Dorschen Wild, a playmate from his childhood, who accepted his close ties to his brother without question. Wilhelm enjoyed being married and was a devoted husband and father. <p> Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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