Dwarf Nose
Dwarf Nose

Dwarf Nose

By Wilhelm Hauff, Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

7 & UP


54 Pages, 9.5 x 11

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9789888341139

Price: $19.99
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This superb translation of a classic German fairy tale features fantastic turns of plot and magical illustrations

Jacob is cursed after insulting a wicked fairy and the outlandish spell she casts on him will change his life forever. Dwarf Nose is a classic fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff, rich with unforgettable characters and suspenseful turns. Jacob's arduous tasks and twists of fate will have readers of all ages on the edges of their seats. Lisbeth Zwerger's fanciful illustrations evoke all the magic, mystery and drama of this German classic, while Anthea Bell's fresh translation breathes new life into a story that deserves a wider audience.


"What a beauty it is. Strange and sad and oddly uplifting, this tale has all the trappings of the fairytales you know and love, but somehow remains entirely unexpected just the same . . . . Zweger excels in infinitely beautiful watercolors." —Elizabeth Bird, blogs.slj.com

Author Biography

Wilhelm Hauff (1802-1827) was an extraordinarily prolific writer. The freshness and originality of his talent, his inventiveness, and his genial humor have won him a high place among the southern German prose writers of the early nineteenth century. Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded translators and illustrators of children's books and was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990 to recognize her lifetime contribution to children's literature. She is the author and illustrator of numerous books including The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Little Mermaid, and The Selfish Giant for minediton.