This is the story of how the donkey, the dog, the cat, and the cockerel all met one fine day. They liked each other and quickly became friends. Then they decided it would be fun to go and join the Bremen Town Band. And off they went down the highway, singing and joking together. On the way to Bremen, however, they passed through a forest where the most incredible adventure awaited them. There was a house in that forest and inside the house there were some robbers and... World-renowned children's illustrator and author Brian Wildsmith retells and illustrates the well-known tale by the Brothers Grimm in all the glowing colors of an early summer's day. Bright drawings fill every page in this fine edition that is bound to delight and entertain children everywhere with the glorious adventures of the four friends.
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Brian Wildsmith is one of the most venerable figures in children's illustration today and celebrates over forty years of publishing with OUP - a truly remarkable achievement.From Kirkus Reviews:
Wildsmith (Amazing World of Words, 1996, etc.) shares the familiar Grimms tale of the donkey, dog, rooster, and cat discarded by their owners because they are too old to work, who set off for Bremen Town to become musicians. Along the way, they discover a hideout for robbers and, working together, scare the robbers away. Then the four old friends settle down to enjoy their remaining years in comfort and ease. Wildsmith is true to the Grimms telling, though at times he sweetens the harsh tale; for example, this donkey is not about to be sent to the knackers, he is only going to be sold. Wildsmiths lovely colors also soften the rough edges as each page is filled with lavenders, pinks, soft greens, and blues. In addition to the main characters he has filled many scenes with delicately drawn, but brightly lit flowers, birds, moths, and butterflies. Many other versions of the story remain in print, each with its own merits; this one will be a welcome addition by a favorite illustrator. (Folklore. 4-6) -- Copyright ©2000, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11019279034X
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB019279034X
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M019279034X