The Fairy Tale of the World (Hardcover)
|A poor, young child who is the only person left alive in the world searches for comfort in the Moon, the Sun, and the stars, but discovers they are all made of withered, dying fragments of what he thought he would find. *Author: Amman, Jurg/ Bhend, Kathi (ILT)/ James, J. Alison (TRN) *Publication Date: 2010/11/01 *Number of Pages: 32 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 3-4 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 9.75 *Height: 10.50|
From the Publisher:
This is not a fairy tale in the usual sense. There are no princesses, no golden eggs, no happy endings. A brooding portrait of a solitary postapocalyptic existence, The Fairy Tale of the World is nonetheless compelling.
The story was originally conceived by a brilliant young German writer, Georg Büchner, who died tragically at the age of twenty-three. His dark vision reflects the social injustice of his time.
Award-winning Swiss author Jürg Amann has adapted The Fairy Tale of the World from a scene in Büchner’s Woyzeck, a moving play about the effects of poverty.
Internationally acclaimed artist Käthi Bhend has stunningly and surprisingly interpreted Amman’s lyrical language and bleak imagery. Together they have created a book that offers not only Buchner’s dark vision but also a promise of innocence and hope in a dark, despairing world.