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  • 5 stars across 8 books
    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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      Der Struwwelpeter (English)

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      About 200 years old Der Struwwelpeter is one of the earliest books for children that combines visual and verbal narratives in a book format, an...

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