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The Ladder

Rasmussen, Halfdan Wedel;Nelson, Marilyn

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ISBN 10: 0763622826 / ISBN 13: 9780763622824
Published by Candlewick Pr, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 2006
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RARE Uncorrected Proof. Label on back cover states "Uncorrected Proof." 1st Edition-stated. 1st Printing-full # line. New copy. Never read. Not issued with a dust jacket. Beautiful copy. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 000932

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Title: The Ladder

Publisher: Candlewick Pr, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

A curious ladder inadvertently becomes a pathway to the clouds in this droll, interactive translation of an enchanting Danish poem.

So first it did a little dance,
then it did a little prance,
then, as nicely as you please,
it waddled off with stiff red knees.

Once there was a jaunty ladder, abandoned by a mysterious carpenter, that sprung to life and decided to take a trip through the countryside. As time passed, the gentle ladder found itself intrigued by a seriesof encounters with people and animals that climbed it to the top and disappeared into the sky, only to return, one by one, in a triumphant parade at the end. This exquisite edition of THE LADDER, the text of which was originally written by renowned Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen, combines a translation by award-winning author and poet Marilyn Nelson with simple, striking artwork by Pierre Pratt, featuring several foldouts and partial pages in a charming, whimsical design.

About the Author:

HALFDAN RASMUSSEN’s poetry is a fundamental part of the children's literary canon in Denmark; his works are constantly being republished, and many have been set to music. While Rasmussen’s children’s verse is loved for its infectious rhyme, his adult-oriented writing is deeply concerned with social issues and human rights. Sadly, Halfdan Rasmussen passed away in 2002, but prior to his death, he granted Ms.
Nelson express permission to produce English versions of his works.

MARILYN NELSON is an award-winning author and poet for adults and children. The recipient of a Newbery Honor for CARVER: A LIFE IN POEMS, she is also a professor of English at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut. Of THE LADDER, she says, "One of the lasting joys of the year I spent teaching English in a little college on the west coast of Denmark was reading the verse of the great Halfdan Rasmussen and being invited to his home. My translations are my gift to him and to English-speaking readers everywhere."

PIERRE PRATT has illustrated and written many award-winning books, including the Very Busy Life of Olaf and Venus series. He says, "When I first read THE LADDER, I knew the only possible thing to do was illustrate the book as an homage to so wonderful a poem and poet. I tried to complement the wit and finesse that the text achieves with words and rhymes in my use of lines, space, and colors." Pierre Pratt is eager to start work on his next book based on a poem by Halfdan Rasmussen.

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