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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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Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann
Struwwelpeter
Heinrich Hoffmann
One of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire's favourite books. These classic cautionary tales contained in Struwwelpeter have sent shivers of fear and delight down the spines of children and their parents for generations. Almost every foible from sucking your...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2010

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