HANS AND PETER by Heidrun Petrides
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An array of colorful paintings -- disarming and unique -- illustrate an equally satisfying story about two young boys who find an old abandoned shack and furnish it to suit themselves. The attic and basement Peter and Hans had used for play suddenly seems inadequate when the boys find Mr. Dingelmeyer's old house. With the help of a painter, a chimney sweep and a crate full of odds and ends, the boys transform the shack into a close replica of their future dreamhouse and achieve a most enviable play house. Imaginative youngsters will be unable to resist the impulse inspired by these creative children or the vicarious sense of accomplishment in their efforts.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 1963
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World