The Bremen Town Musicians by Doris Orgel
And Other Animal Tales from Grimm

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Six delightful stories, some familiar, some, less so, freshly translated by a noted author and sumptuously illustrated by a renowned artist.

There have been many collections of tales from the Brothers Grimm over the years but few as engaging, and as handsome, as this one. Doris Orgel, who treasured these stories as a child in Vienna, has chosen six of her favorites, all featuring animal characters, and brought them to life for contemporary audiences. In addition to the title story the collection includes The Hare and the Hedgehog, King of the Birds, How the Birds and Beasts Went to War, The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids, and The Fox and the Geese.

The stories are accompanied by marvelously detailed illustrations by Bert Kitchen, who previously collaborated with Ms. Orgel on her collection of Aesop tales, The Lion and the Mouse.
 

About Doris Orgel

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Doris Orgel is the author of, among many titles, The Devil In Vienna, Ariadne, Awake! We Goddesses, and My Mother's Daughter, the latter published by Roaring Brook in 2003. She is the author of the Lion and the Mouse and Other Aesop Fables, illustrated by Bert Kitchen. Bert Kitchen, one of England's most distinguished artists, is the author of Animal Alphabet and most recently illustrated The Lion and the Mouse and Other Aesop's Fables
 
Published September 1, 2004 by Roaring Brook Press. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Similar in format to this team’s The Lion and the Mouse and Other Aesop’s Fables, this handsomely designed collection of retellings of six Grimm stories is distinctive in voice and image.

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The creators of The Lion and the Mouse deliver another handsomely illustrated collection, this time upbeat tales from the Brothers Grimm. Orgel, whose first lang

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