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The Swineherd Hardcover – September 18, 2008

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From Publishers Weekly

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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K - Grade 4 This story is not often given the one-volume treatment, perhaps because Andersen's story of a prince's revenge upon a princess who rejected him is too bitter and vindictive for most children to enjoy. Be that as it may, Lewis offers a readable and fresh translation of the story. Duntze's illustrations, on the other hand, are stylized and arty to the extreme. They are large and fully-colored, but the effort to make something different out of them has removed them from being an integral part of the text. They do not enliven the text, but appear to stand apart from it, more like art than illustrations. As a result, this newest Swineherd is not as successful as two earlier versions, illustrated by Erik Blegvad (HBJ, 1958; o.p.) and Lisbeth Zwerger (Morrow, 1982). Kay McPherson, Central Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Minedition (September 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0698400895
  • ISBN-13: 978-0698400894
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,297,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on December 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Swineherd is not as well-known as some of Andersen's other works, but it is a good one regardless. Like The Nightingale, the message is overwhelmingly of the superiority of the real in all things instead of the false. You can easily look up the text online, as it's in the public domain.

The story is more than slightly dated by our standards, and there is no happy ending. The frivolous princess (whose disdain for real things is never explained) is banished by her father for kissing a swineherd, a detail that some children may have trouble understanding today. However, if you're building a library of fairy tales, you can hardly afford to miss this one, and this edition is well-made - love the awesome and fanciful clothes, btw. You look at the girls and you can see them wearing clouds and canyons on their dresses!

Please note that the book is a little oversized, and may have trouble fitting on a bookcase. Also note that the language is suited for the older end of the 4-8 range.
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By Persop on October 19, 2015
Format: Paperback
The artwork is a classic on each page. This person feels the author would have been pleased and said the artwork was a mirror of the story.The story is sensible in having the prince come to terms with the shallowness of the emperor and his court.
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