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Comment: Publisher: Whispering Coyote Pr
Date of Publication: 1994
Binding: hardcover
Edition: First Ed 1st Printing This Edition
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The Baron of Grogzwig Hardcover – September 1, 1994

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Based on Charles Dickens's tale, author Shirley Greenway edits this for children with beautiful illustrations by Rowan Barnes-Murphy.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge; First Edition edition (September 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 187908581X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879085817
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,983,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Baron Of Grogzwig is a wonderfully original Charles Dickens ghost story that is adeptly edited into a picturebook format by Shirley Greenway and charmingly illustrated by Rowan Barnes-Murphy. It's the story of young Baron Von Koeldwethout of Grogzwig, Germany, who lives in a fine, old crumbling castle with excellent hunting. But the baron grows discontented with simply doing what he likes every day and decides to get married. He woos the daughter of the Baron Von Swillenhausen and takes up the joys of family life. But by the time he is a fat and hearty forty-eight years of age the baron finds himself saddled with an unhappy wife, thirteen children, and no fortune, feasting, revelry, or hunting! Depressed, the baron decides to end it all. As he sat and thought about his present troubles and the happy days of his bachelorhood, he sees the apparition of the "Genius of Despair and Suicide" before him. Can the baron defeat this ghastly apparition and retain his contented good humor -- or is this the end? An engaging picturebook story, beautifully illustrated and wonderfully told.
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