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Max and Moritz

Wilhelm Busch Mark Ledsom



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Pushkin Press
01 November 2019
Children's & Educational; Poetry (Children's&YA); Classic fiction (Children's&YA); Humorous stories (Children's&YA)
Max and Moritz is perhaps the defining classic of German children's literature. In this darkly hilarious story, two young boys exercise their talent for ingenious mischief in a variety of dazzling tricks. Whether stealing a widow's chickens through her chimney or filling their teacher's pipe with gunpowder, Max and Moritz bring chaos and comedy wherever they go.

Containing all of the original illustrations, this new translation by Mark Ledsom brings the original's rhyming couplets to vibrant life and promises to delight a new generation of young readers.
By:   Wilhelm Busch
Translated by:   Mark Ledsom
Imprint:   Pushkin Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 148mm, 
ISBN:   9781782692539
ISBN 10:   1782692533
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   01 November 2019
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) was a German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter. He contributed satirical sketches to German weekly papers and wrote short verse narratives accompanied by illustrations, which are now considered to be forerunners of the comic strip. Max and Moritz, his most famous work, was published in 1865.

Reviews for Max and Moritz

Mark Ledsom captures the gallop and verve of the original German while steering readers past a small number of semantic anachronisms... The pictures are terrific: sharp, witty, kinetic -- Meghan Cox Gurdon * Wall Street Journal *

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