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1 Barbara: A Little Girl's Summer in Appenzell Manser, Albert (illustrator); Waldmann, Elisabeth
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Hardcover. Hardcover 1st English-language edition 1997 Atlantis Verlag Pro Juventute, Zurich. SIGNED by the artist on title page. Glossy picture cover-- NO DUSTJACKET. Very clean; pages bright. Slight wiggle to spine; minor wear to cover corners. Ca. 32 pages (pages not numbered); full-page color plates. Language: English (translated from the German by Patricia Ranzi-Gedey). Large-format book ca. 9.5 x 12.5 inches. NOTE: Large format-- cannot ship outside U.S. via Flat-Rate envelope; may require additional international postage. Manser is a Swiss self-taught artist who worked as a confectioner / baker, painting in his spare time. His paintings of memories of life on the farm in the Alpine countryside of Switzerland came to the attention of experts on primitive and naive folk art. His 1985 picture book 'Little Albert' was a recreation of his Appenzeller boyhood. 'Barbara' makes reference to that book. Set in the present, it tells the story of a little girl's summertime vacation in the Alps. She owns and loves the 'Little Albert' book and can't wait to compare the story to real experience. Manser's illustrations are teeming with vivid, colorful details of Swiss mountain country life. The busy citizens herd and milk goats, make cheese, go hiking, dance, play music, build bonfires, and play in summer snow. The text is derived from informal conversations with the artist. For ages ca. 3-up. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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