Peter and Anneli's Journey to the Moon

Gerdt von Bassewitz; Illustrated by Hans Baluschek

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  • A classic German children's tale of fantasy and adventure
  • One of Germany's best-loved children's books, Peter and Anneli's Journey to the Moon remains a bestseller to this day

This classic German children's tale of fantasy and adventure tells the story of how Peter and Anneli help Mr Zoomzeman, a June Bug, bring his leg back from the Moon.

Format:
hardback
Size:
260 x 210 mm
Publisher:
Bell Pond Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Illustrations:
colour and b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 8 to 11 years
Extent:
120 pages
ISBN:
9780880105842
Publication date:
01 Dec 2007

Description

This classic German children's tale of fantasy and adventure tells the story of how Peter and Anneli help Mr Zoomzeman, a June Bug, bring his leg back from the Moon.

Long ago, a thief -- stealing wood in the forest -- had accidentally cut off Mr Zoomzeman's great-great grandfather's leg and was banished to the Moon. Unfortunately, he took the leg with him and, since then, the family of the Zoomzemans have all had only five legs. Only 'two good children' can get the leg back, so Mr. Zoomzeman, in search of goodness, finds Peter and Anneli.

The three set off together on an astonishing journey filled with marvellous encounters, fantastic beings, and exciting events. Finally, reaching the Moon, they must challenge the ferocious Moon Man and, with the help of the Nature Forces, they restore the missing leg to Mr Zoomzeman.

Author

Gerdt van Bassewitz (1878-1923) was a playwright and actor. Peter and Anneli's Journey to the Moon began as a successful stage play in 1912 in Leipzig and was published as a book in 1915. It quickly became one of Germany's best-loved children's books, and remains a bestseller to this day.

Hans Baluschek (1870–1935) was a member of the Berlin Secession Movement with Max Liebermann and Käthe Kollwitz. As a socialist, he designed many political posters and postcards, as well as being a respected painter. He was denounced by the Nazi's as a 'degenerate artist'.

Links

This book is available in the US from Steiner Books.

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