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Review of <i> Hans My Hedgehog: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm </i> by Kate Coombs

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Review of Hans My Hedgehog: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm by Kate Coombs

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ISBN

978-1-4169-1533-1

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Atheneum Books

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

children's literature, reviews

Review

After his parents desperately wish for a child, even if he is half hedgehog, Hans My Hedgehog is born to his parents just as they asked – half human, half hedgehog. He bonds with the farm’s pigs and goes to live in the magical forest with them and play his fiddle. The story follows Hans as he helps two kings home under the condition that he is given the first thing the king sees when he enters the palace. The author includes a note at the end of the story telling the differences between her retelling and the original story. The story has been altered to be friendlier for children and the main character’s bravery creates a role model. The tale is a bit odd and at times confusing. It may be hard for children to understand or follow. Additional Selection. Karynn Lorenzini, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University.

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