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Slovenly Peter, or, Cheerful stories and funny pictures for good little folks : illustrations colored by hand after the original style/ [by Henry Hoffmann].

Author/Creator:
Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1809-1894.
Publication:
Philadelphia : John C. Winston Co., [between 1905 and 1955]
Format/Description:
Book
[96] p. (the last 4 p. blank) : col. ill. ; 26 cm
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Standardized Title:
Struwwelpeter. English
Other Title:
Slovenly Peter
Cheerful stories and funny pictures for good little folks
Slovenly Peter, or, Cheerful stories and funny pictures
Title from dust jacket: Slovenly Peter (Struwelpeter) : cheerful stories and funny pictures for good little folks : from the original work with the original illustrations each of which is individually colored by hand
Subjects:
Children's stories, German -- Translations into English.
Children's poetry.
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry.
Stories in rhyme.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Summary:
A collection of thirty-six cautionary tales in rhyming verse chiefly about naughty boys and girls and the fates that befall them when they misbehave. Featured in English translation are nine of Heinrich Hoffmann's classic tales from his original Der Struwwelpeter along with twenty-seven additional poems written and illustrated anonymously in imitation of them.
Contents:
Slovenly Peter
The story of cruel Frederick
The dreadful story of Pauline and the matches
The story of the inky boys
The story of the wild huntsman
The story of Little Suck-A-Thumb
The story of Fidgety Philip
The story of Johnny Look-In-The-Air
The story of Flying Robert
The Little Jacob
Frank, the Liar
Tom, the Thief
How it happened to Lazy Charlotte
The story of Romping Polly
The cry-baby
Sophy Spoilall
Envious Minny
The history of the dirty child
Cruel Paul
Slovenly Betsy
Phoebe Ann, the Proud Girl
Discontented Lucy
Idle Fritz
Simple Hans
Heedless Hugo
The night wanderer
Ned, the toy-breaker
Prying Will
The little glutton
Tom Bogus, the sweet tooth
Jimmy Sliderlegs
Harry Cobus and the Shang-Hais
The history of Doctor Wango Tango
The tragical story of Mammy Katchem and her kittens
Truant Peter
The crow-biddy.
Notes:
Statement of responsibility from dust jacket, which reads: By Dr. Henry Hoffmann.
Added illustrated title leaf.
The John C. Winston Co. first began publishing Slovenly Peter in 1905, keeping the title in print until 1955-56. Cf. Lapides, p. 33-35.
Hand-colored illustrations.
Binding: full red cloth; left board decorated and illustrated in black with one figure and title ("Slovenly Peter.") in gold; spine illustrated and decorated in gold with gold-stamped title ("Slovenly Peter"). Issued in dust jacket with hand-colored vignettes on front and back covers; title and imprint ("THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO. PHILADELPHIA") on front cover; blurb (headed: "A BOOK THAT HAS AMUSED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS") on back cover; spine title ("SLOVENLY PETER"); flaps blank.
Penn Chronology:
1905-1955 (between)
Cited in:
Lapides, L.F. Slovenly Peter, p. 33-35
Contributor:
John C. Winston Company, publisher.
OCLC:
28673006