The Strange Child

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Author: E.T.A. Hoffman

Illustrator: Lisbeth Zwerger


HOFFMAN, E[rnst] T[heodor] A[madeus]. The Strange Child. Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger. Translated and adapted by Anthea Bell. [Natick, MA]: Picture Book Studio USA [1984]. 4to, [28]pp. Color pictorial boards. Gray endpapers; 1 two-page and 10 one-page color illustrations. Lower edge minutely bumped else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the artist, Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Lisbeth Zwerger, and dated the year of publication.

First US edition. Award-winning translator Anthea Bell brings E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale of a brother and sister transported to a world of fantasy and adventure to vibrant life, bringing Lisbeth Zwerger’s first book to the English-speaking world for the first time. Zwerger’s haunting illustrations capture the wonder and danger of this fantastic tale.