Struwwelpeter, Or, Merry Rhymes and Funny Pictures... by Heinrich Hoffmann

"Struwwelpeter, Or, Merry Rhymes and Funny Pictures..." is a collection of cautionary tales for children, featuring a series of characters who suffer dire consequences for their bad behavior. The stories, told in rhymed verse and accompanied by detailed illustrations, include a girl who plays with matches and burns to death, a boy who refuses to eat his soup and starves, and a boy who won't stop sucking his thumbs and has them cut off by a tailor. The tales are meant to both entertain and teach moral lessons.

The 5594th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 69

Since this book was first published in 1845, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 69.0.

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