THE MAN WHO KEPT HOUSE by Peter Christian Asbjornsen

THE MAN WHO KEPT HOUSE

Age Range: 3 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A smoothly updated, basically intact rendition of the tale Dasent called ``The Husband Who Was to Mind the House,'' with lively illustrations by a Danish Andersen Medal winner. Wielding his soft pencil with a free hand and adding sunny watercolors in realistic hues, the artist conveys all the story's slapstick humor in generously large illustrations with some delightful touches--a dog and cat that view the man's troubles with alarm and amusement; or the cow that gives him an affectionate lick as he ties her on the roof. Spirited, accessible, and true to the story's native flavor--an excellent edition. (Picture book. 3-9)

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-689-50560-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1992