THE MAGIC SLIPPERS by William Wiesner


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Once' upon a time"" there lived a very short man who was very proud of his long name--Alicalibabuhassan--although everyone called him Hassan; and once again an old story from Hauff attracts new attention for its fresh treatment and illustrations. Hassan has his troubles: he is rescued from a toothy witch and her malevolent cats by the magic slippers uses them to win the favor of the Caliph, only to be disgraced by the deceitful treasurer. With the aid of magic figs which produce ass's ears and magic water which banishes them, Hassan regains his place at court and the honor of being called by his fine, long name. Tangy, zestful pictures in the style of Joco and the Fishbone (1966) invoke all the inherent humor of the somewhat involved plot.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 1967
Publisher: Norton