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Struwwelpeter: Fearful Stories and Vile Pictures to Instruct Good Little Folks

author: Heinrich Hoffmann (1845)
date read: 1998-02-01
pages: 124
lists: german , kids
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜†

An old book of German horror stories to frighten, erm, educate! kids. The rhymed stories are terrifying and illustrated, and I can still recall lots of the rhymes now. They include

Honestly, as a kid I didn’t think anything about them – they’re not really more gruesome than a grandmother getting eaten by a wolf, or a witch baked in her own oven. But then, they were only in use for entertainment, and never as education, so I got off lightly.

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