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Der Wettlauf zwischen dem Hasen und dem Igel
(Ernst Klett Verlag, 1954)
That this is a popular story is attested to by the fact that this is the second independent publication of it I have found. The other, from 1954, has the same title and was done by the Kinderbuchverlag in East Berlin. ...
The Wind and the Sun
(North-South Books, 1992)
Very pleasing art to present a cogent story. Among the best illustrations is the first for the wind's storm. The sun itself announces the moral in proclaiming victory over the wind: As you can see, it is easier to ...
The Lion and the Mouse
(Cat Publishing, 1988)
This is a large-format pop-up book with kitschy pictures. I found it twenty-three years ago at Aspidistra Books in Chicago. Now I found it online. This copy is identical, even down to acknowledging Ottenheimer Publishers ...
La Souris de la Ville et la Souris de la Compagne; The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.
(National Textbook Company, 1978)
See the parallel Spanish/English version Chiquita y Pepita (1978/89). This is a lively telling that takes liberties with the story. Simone holds a party in the country for Brigitte and serves bread and cheese. They take ...
Town Mouse, Country Mouse
(Houghton Mifflin, 1995)
An engaging version, whose special approach to the story lies in cut-out peep-holes that give an advance image of what is coming next. As in Jan Brett's version, the owl and the cat are the strongest threats in country ...
Die Stadtmaus und die Feldmaus
(Peralt Montagut Verlag, 1987)
The pictures here are exactly the same as in my 1987 Derrydale edition. I find it interesting that we have acknowledged translators of an unacknowledged text! See my comments in the English version. Note that I also ...
Le Rat de ville, Le Rat des champs
(Peralt Montagut Editions, 1987)
The pictures here are exactly the same as in my 1987 Derrydale edition. Note that I also have a German version, likewise listed under 1987?.
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (small paper)
I thought I had run out of possible variations on this book! This version is the same size as the small, 7 by 8 version, but it is not cloth-like and is not marked as such. See my comments on that version. This copy has ...
Androklus und der Löwe.
(Der Kinderbuchverlag Berlin, 1975)
This book seems to me to exemplify the way a given culture sees particular things in a story. In this case, Androclus' story is about the slave finding freedom. The book dwells at length on the plight of the slave, once ...
Der Wettlauf zwischen dem Hasen und dem Igel.
(Der Kinderbuchverlag, 1954)
I picked this book up largely because of the lovely old hedgehog illustrations, not the least of them showing the mother washing her two very humanlike kids in the bathtub. This version has the hare doing seventy-three ...