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The Dwarf Nose ➽ [Download] ✤ The Dwarf Nose By Wilhelm Hauff ➲ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk A tale rich in unforgettable characters and fantastic settings and events, Dwarf Nose tells the story of a little boy whose complaining so angers a wicked fairy that she casts a spell on him Zwerger s A tale rich in unforgettable characters and fantastic settings and events, Dwarf Nose tells the story of a little boy whose complaining so angers a wicked fairy that she casts a spell on him Zwerger s illustrations evoke all the magic, mystery, The Dwarf PDF/EPUB or and drama of this German classic Full color.


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  1. Betsy Betsy says:

    It seems so funny to me that for all that our culture loves and adores fairytales, scant attention is paid to the ones that can rightfully be called both awesome and obscure There is a perception out there that there are only so many fairytales out there that people really need to know But for every Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty you run into, there s a Tatterhood or Riquet with the Tuft lurking on the sidelines Thirty or forty years ago you d sometimes see these books given a life of their ow It seems so funny to me that for all that our culture loves and adores fairytales, scant attention is paid to the ones that can rightfully be called both awesome and obscure There is a perception out there that there are only so many fairytales out there that people really need to know But for every Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty you run into, there s a Tatterhood or Riquet with the Tuft lurking on the sidelines Thirty or forty years ago you d sometimes see these books given a life of their own front and center with imaginative picture book retellings No longer Folktales and fairytales are widely viewed by book publishers as a dying breed A great gaping hole exists, and into it the smaller publishers of the world have sought to fulfill this need Generally speaking they do a very good job of bringing world folktales to the American marketplace Obscure European fairytales, however, are rare beasts How thrilled I was then to discover the republication of Wilhelm Hauff and Lisbeth Zwerger s Dwarf Nose Originally released in America in 1995 by North South books, the book has long been out of print Now the publisher minedition has brought it back and what a beauty it is Strange and sad and oddly uplifting, this tale has all the trappings of the fairytales you know and love, but somehow remains entirely unexpected just the same For there once was a boy who lived with his two adoring parents His father was a cobbler and his mother sold vegetables and herbs in the market One day the boy was assisting his mother when a very strange old woman came to them and starting digging her dirty old hands through their wares Incensed, the boy insulted the old woman, which as you may imagine didn t go down very well When the boy is made to help carry the woman s purchases back to her home he is turned almost immediately into a squirrel and made to work for seven years in her kitchen After that time he awakes, as if in a dream, only to find seven years have passed and his body has been transformed Now he has no neck to speak of, a short frame, a hunched back, and a extraordinarily long nose Sad that his parents refuse to acknowledge him as their son, he sets forth to become the king s cook And all would have gone without incident had he not picked up that enchanted goose in the market one day Written in 1827 this tale is famous in Germany but remains relatively obscure in the United States today I go back and forth when I consider why this fairytale isn t all that famous to Americans There are a variety of reasons There are some depressing elements to it kid is unrecognizable to parents, loses seven years of his life, etc sure There aren t any beautiful princesses except possibly the goose The bad guy doesn t even appear in the second act Still, it s the peculiarities that give it its flavor We ve heard of plenty of stories where the heroes are transformed by the villains, but how many villains give those same heroes a useful occupation in the process It s Dwarf Nose s practicalities that are so interesting, as are the nitty gritty elements of the tale I love the use of herbs particularly Whether the story is talking about Sneezewell or Bellyheal, you get the distinct feeling that you re listening to someone who knows what they re talking about Plus there are tiny rodent servants That s a plus We like it when our fairytales give us nice clear cut morals Be clever, be kind, be good This may be another reason why Dwarf Nose never really took off in the States At first glance one would assume that the moral would be about not judging by appearances Dwarf Nose s parents cannot comprehend that their beautiful boy is now ugly, and so they throw him out He gets a job as a chef but does not search out a remedy until the goose he rescues gives him some hope I was fully prepared for him to remain under his spell for the rest of his life without regrets, but of course that doesn t happen He s restored to his previous beauty, he returns to his parents who welcome him with open arms, and he doesn t even marry the goose girl Hauff ends with a brief mention of a silly war that occurred thanks to Dwarf Nose s disappearance ending with the sentence, Small causes, as we see, often have great consequences, and this is the story of Dwarf Nose That right there would be your moral then Not an admonishment to avoid judging the outward appearance of a thing though Dwarf Nose s talents drill that one home pretty clearly but instead that a little thing can lead to a great big thing When this version of Dwarf Nose was originally released in the States in 1994 the reviews were puzzled by its length Booklist said it was somewhat verbose to modern listeners and School Library Journal noted the grotesque tenor of the book Fascinatingly this is not the only incarnation of this tale you might find in America In 1960 Doris Orgel translated a version of Dwarf Long Nose which was subsequently illustrated by Maurice Sendak The School Library Journal review of Zwerger s version in 1994 suggested that the Sendak book was infinitelykid friendly than hers I think that s true to a certain extent You get a lotpictures with the Sendak and the book itself is a much smaller format While Zwerger excels in infinitely beautiful watercolors, Sendak s pen and inks with just the slightest hint of orange for color are almost cartoonish in comparison What I would argue then is that the intended age of the audience is different Sure the text is remarkably similar, but in Zwerger s hands this becomes a fairytale for kids comfortable with Narnia and Hogwarts I remember as a tween sitting down with my family s copy of World Tales by Idries Shah as well as other collected fairytales Whether a readaloud for a fourth grade class, an individual tale for the kid obsessed with the fantastical, or bedtime reading for older ages, Dwarf Nose doesn t go for the easy audience, but it does go for an existing one Lisbeth Zwerger is a fascinating illustrator with worldwide acclaim everywhere except, perhaps, America It s not that her art feels too foreign for U.S palates, necessarily I suspect that as with the concerns with the length of Dwarf Nose, Zwerger s art is usually seen as too interstitial for this amount of text We wantart More Zwerger I ve read a fair number of her books over the years, so I was unprepared for some of thesurreal elements of this one In one example the witch Herbwise is described as tottering in a peculiar fashion it was as if she had wheels on her legs, and might tumble over any moment and fall flat on her face on the paving stones For this, Zwerger takes Hauff literally Her witch ispuppet than woman, with legs like bicycle wheels and a face like a Venetian plague doctor We have the slightly unnerving sensation that the book we are reading is, in fact, a performance put on for our enjoyment That s not a bad thing, but it is unexpected When Zwerger s Dwarf Nose came out in 1994 it was entering a market where folktales were on the outs Still, libraries bought it widely A search on WorldCat reveals thatthan 500 libraries currently house in on their shelves after all these years And while folktale sections of children s rooms do have a tendency to fall into disuse, it is possible that the book has been reaching its audience consistently over the years It may even be time for an upgrade Though it won t slot neatly into our general understanding of what a fairytale consists of, Dwarf Nose will find its home with like minded fellows Oddly touching.For ages 9 12


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  4. Dolly Dolly says:

    Odd, but fitting illustrations are the highlight of this rather long tale from Germany The story has many magical elements and is entertaining, but I would only recommend it for older children as the length and the flow of the story will likely cause younger children to lose interest.


  5. Soheyl Soheyl says:

    nice story description


  6. HueL HueL says:

    Story of how a boy was turned into a big nose kind of monster by a witch and found his way out through the skills he mastered while serving as a chef for the witch, and of course, he found true love Considering that book was written many many years ago, the fairytale witch theme probably worked pretty well at that time While from the present perspective, there are lots of things that have been set up while has not been paid off in the story For example, the witch is apparently rude and probab Story of how a boy was turned into a big nose kind of monster by a witch and found his way out through the skills he mastered while serving as a chef for the witch, and of course, he found true love Considering that book was written many many years ago, the fairytale witch theme probably worked pretty well at that time While from the present perspective, there are lots of things that have been set up while has not been paid off in the story For example, the witch is apparently rude and probably wicked, she turns everyone who does not respect her into animal and use them as servants, which is HORRIBLE from today s point of view But anyway, this is a fun book to read, with wonderful, almost minimalist like style The illustrations are highly decorative, whimsical and poetic, which adds a lot to this tiny little book Last thing to say is the the format of this book It is about a palm size, easy to carry The size also makes the illustrations lookfascinating


  7. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I never heard of this fairy tale so it is fun to discover it as we are preparing for SRP, IMAGINE YOUR STORY, and we are encouraging our patrons to read fairy tales The German author Wilhelm Hauff died shortly before his 25th birthday which is sad because he was so involved in creating tales for the genre This according to the end note The line on the back of the book is perfect, It takes persistence and kindness to break a wicked spell Even though Jacob is kidnapped by a witch and tra I never heard of this fairy tale so it is fun to discover it as we are preparing for SRP, IMAGINE YOUR STORY, and we are encouraging our patrons to read fairy tales The German author Wilhelm Hauff died shortly before his 25th birthday which is sad because he was so involved in creating tales for the genre This according to the end note The line on the back of the book is perfect, It takes persistence and kindness to break a wicked spell Even though Jacob is kidnapped by a witch and transformed into a dwarf he learns from her how to be a really great cook He unwittingly finds a way to wake up from the spell and escape He is mistreated as a dwarf But he keeps on trying to take care of himself and manages to become a cook for the Prince During his tenure, he meets a goose who is actually a girl under a spell She encourages him and together they figure out how to break both their spells Good one The illustrations in this book are delightful


  8. Roger Roger says:

    Enjoyable old fairy tale translated into English and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.


  9. Dollie Dollie says:

    This was a German fairy tale and I enjoyed reading it, as I had never heard of this story It was a very nice little Candlewick Press edition and I loved the illustrations A young boy, Jacob, is put under a spell by a nasty old witch He works for her for several years thinking that he is dreaming When he wakes and returns to his village, no one recognizes him, not even his parents, because he has a huge nose and no neck He goes to work as a cook for the Duke and one days goes to the market t This was a German fairy tale and I enjoyed reading it, as I had never heard of this story It was a very nice little Candlewick Press edition and I loved the illustrations A young boy, Jacob, is put under a spell by a nasty old witch He works for her for several years thinking that he is dreaming When he wakes and returns to his village, no one recognizes him, not even his parents, because he has a huge nose and no neck He goes to work as a cook for the Duke and one days goes to the market to buy some geese, one of whom is under an enchantment They depart the Duke s castle for Milushka s homeland, where her father, a wizard, lifts her enchantment and rewards Jacob He returns home and opens his own shop I m assuming lives happily ever after Meanwhile, the Duke and Prince go to war over his cooking or NOT cooking I liked the story


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