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The Revenge of the Black Cat - Swiss Myths. Bilderbuch

English · Hardback

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19 junge Illustratorinnen und Illustratoren aus allen vier Landesteilen der Schweiz illustrieren traditionelle Sagen und interpretieren diese zeitgemäß und mit hohem künstlerischen Anspruch. In der Sammlung befinden sich bekannte Sagen wie "Die Teufelsbrücke", "Vrenelis Gärtli" und die Legende vom Geisterschiff auf dem Genfersee. Aber auch weniger bekannte Trouvaillen, wie die Sage vom Bauern, der mit seinen zwölf Kühen auf dem Eis strandet, gilt es zu entdecken.

Das Buch erscheint anlässlich des Gastlandauftritts der Schweiz in Bologna und gibt einen guten Überblick über das vielfältige Schaffen junger Schweizer Künstlerinnen und Künstler.

About the author

Katja Alves was born in Coimbra, Portugal, and grew up in Switzerland. She has worked in many different fields—as a bookseller, journalist, radio editor etc.—but today she spends most of her time editing children’s books and writing children's novels and radio plays. She lives with her family in Zürich. 

Summary

In this collection, Katja Alves retells some traditional Swiss myths—exciting, funny, and sometimes gruesome tales from all four regions of the country. 

The exquisite illustrations were created by nineteen young artists who hail from Switzerland.

Illustrations by: Anda, Carole Aufranc, Silvan Borer, Paloma Canonica, Anna Deér, Lucie Fiore, Gregor Forster, Lea Gross, Sara Guerra Rusconi, Mira Gysi, Rina Jost, Patricia Keller, Rahel Messerli, Jakob Näf, Camille Perrochet, Eliane Schädler, Pia Valär, Adam Vogt, and Anna Weber. 

Additional text

Drawn from all four language regions of Switzerland and rooted in the local landscapes, the stories are related in a plainspoken style…morals (be kind to animals; “The Revenge of the Black Cat”), cautionary tales (don’t stare at the neighbors; “The Spalentier”), and legends about particular places (“The Devil’s Bridge”) mix to offer a winsome introduction to classic Swiss stories.

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Nineteen different illustrators were tasked with illustrating the tales, and their aesthetic sensibilities and approaches are as varied as the stories themselves...the book maintains a satisfying and attractive cohesiveness. A welcome addition to the folklore bookshelf. Kirkus Reviews

Product details

Authors Katja Alves
Assisted by Paloma Canonica (Illustration), Mira Gysi (Illustration), Rahel Messerli (Illustration)
Publisher NordSüd Verlag
 
Original title Die Rache der schwarzen Katze
Languages English
Age Recommendation ages 4 to 8
Product format Hardback
Released 01.10.2019
 
EAN 9783314104886
ISBN 978-3-31-410488-6
No. of pages 136
Dimensions 220 mm x 264 mm x 16 mm
Weight 723 g
Illustrations 136
Subjects Children's and young people's books > Story books, fairytales, sagas, rhymes, songs > Fairytales and sagas

Märchen div. (Sammelbände für Kinder), Englisch, Schweiz : Märchen, Mythen, Sagen, Schweiz, Swissness, Schweiz : Geschenkbücher, Kinder- und Jugendliteratur, empfohlenes Alter: ab 6 Jahre, für den Primarbereich, für die Vorschule, Programm, Switzerland, Englische Ausgabe, swiss gifts, gastland schweiz, englische fassung, Fabeln, Sagen und Legenden, bologna 2019

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