Struwwelpeter – Heinrich Hoffmann (in English Translation) First published in 1845, variously translated as ‘slovenly’ or ‘shock-headed Peter’ this book has become recognized as one of the most popular and influential children’s books ever written. Heinrich Hoffmann was a Frankfurt physician. Unhappy with the dry and pedagogic books available for children at the time, he wrote and illustrated Strummelpeter as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son. The book relates in verse and pictures the often gruesome consequences that befall children who torment animals, play with matches, suck their thumbs, etc. This volume reprints 25 color plates from a German edition, including a bonus plate done for the 100th edition in 1876. Also included are the full German text and an afterword with a brief biography of the author and note on how the book came to be.
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