The Hero of Bremen by Margaret Hodges

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Retells the German legend in which a shoemaker who cannot walk helps the town of Bremen, aided by the spirit of the great hero Roland.

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(19112005) Margaret Hodges was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Vassar College with honors and received a Masters in Library Science from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. After working as a childrens librarian, she was a professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh. Margaret wrote numerous award-winning books for children. A majority of her work is inspired from folktales and historical figures.
Published September 1, 1993 by Holiday House. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A tax has been collected to pay for it, but old Countess Emma's wily nephew (and heir) makes a generous-sounding offer: they may have, free, ``all the land that a man can walk around in a day.'' The burghers agree, and (in accordance with the bargain) the nephew chooses Hans as the walker--a crue...

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The late Mikolaycak's stirring art graces the pages of this eloquent retelling by Hodges ( The Kitchen Knight ;

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