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.
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 *