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 5100th greatest book of all time


Published
1845
Nationality
German
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
German

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