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The Swineherd

Illustrated By Heinrich Lefler

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The Swineherd is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen published in 1841. It tells of a prince who disguised himself as a swineherd to win the heart of a haughty princess.
This edition includes remarkable illustrations created by Heinrich Lefler, an Austrian artist of Art Nouveau style. The Swineherd with Lefler's illustrations was first published in Wien in 1897.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 02, 1991 – It's probably the pinnacle of cheek to revise the works of a master like Andersen, but author/artist Hahn takes the gamble and wins. In her version, ``Hans'' narrates while a motley assortment of players (children, pigs and pets)--captured in sprightly, delicately colored drawings--act out the classic fairy tale. Their often humorous running commentary provides a visual counterpoint to the familiar story of the rejected prince who disguises himself as a swineherd and ultimately dumps a fickle princess. Here, however, the tale's ending causes a commotion, and after tears and a heated debate the characters submit a rewrite--``with all due respect, Hans.'' The final few pages picture a repentant swineherd/prince giving the humbled princess a second chance, vindicating any reader who has ever been unhappy with a book's original ending. Ages 5-up.


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The Swineherd
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
  • Published: Nov 09, 2011
  • Publisher: The Planet
  • Seller: Mikhail Nikolenko
  • Print Length: 30 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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