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White as milk, red as blood : the forgotten fairy tales of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth / Franz Xaver von Schönwerth ; illustrated by Willow Dawson ; translated by Shelley Tanaka ; with a foreword by Philip Pullman.

Schönwerth, Franz Xaver von, 1809-1886 (author.). Tanaka, Shelley, (translator.). Dawson, Willow, (illustrator.). Pullman, Philip, 1946- (author of foreword.).

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Summary:

"In the grand tradition of newly translated and illustrated collections of fairy tales, we present this collection of "lost" German fairy tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, translated by Canadian Shelley Tanaka and illustrated by local artist Willow Dawson. From the Guardian, March 2012: "A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schonwerth (1810-1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world." Unlike his contemporaries, the Grimm Brothers, who edited and polished the tales they collected, von Schnwerth, a linguist, left his untouched. His books subsequently languished and were lost to time ... until now."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Sumpter Branch 398.209433 .S371w 2018 (Text) 37814003166213 ADULT GRAPHIC - NEW Book None 04/20/2018 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780345812179
  • ISBN: 0345812174
  • Physical Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2018.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Outwitting the witch -- White as milk, red as blood -- The moon and the maiden -- Fishwomen -- Drink up the devil -- The flax sowers -- Ashfeathers -- The weasel -- The gardener's son -- The bad mother -- The bloody paw -- The hawk and the dragon -- The golden slipper -- The three giants -- Devil red beard -- The enchanted crow -- The clever bride -- The wolves -- Come along, Jodl -- The two brothers -- Countess on a hedgehog -- The knight and the forest maiden -- The witch's head.
Summary, etc.:
"In the grand tradition of newly translated and illustrated collections of fairy tales, we present this collection of "lost" German fairy tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, translated by Canadian Shelley Tanaka and illustrated by local artist Willow Dawson. From the Guardian, March 2012: "A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schonwerth (1810-1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world." Unlike his contemporaries, the Grimm Brothers, who edited and polished the tales they collected, von Schnwerth, a linguist, left his untouched. His books subsequently languished and were lost to time ... until now." --Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
Translated from the German.
Subject: Folklore > Germany > Bavaria.
Fairy tales > Germany > Bavaria.
Fairy tales.
Folklore.
Germany > Bavaria.
Genre: Folk tales.
Fairy tales.

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