[Sca-cooks] Struwwelpeter (was Child Safing)

Margaret Rendell m_rendell at optusnet.com.au
Mon Aug 18 23:10:12 PDT 2008

Christiane wrote:
>> On Tue, 19 Aug 2008, Margaret Rendell wrote:
>>> Also on this topic: I'm still trying to find the link, but a few weeks ago I 
>>> read a children's book from the (18th?) century that was in scanned copy 
>>> online. It was all about children who behaved in unsafe ways, and the 
>>> horrible deaths they suffered. In the page of the girl who'd caught on fire, 
>>> it was commented that she should have fallen down and rolled about.
>>> Margaret/Emma
>>> Krae Glas, Lochac/Melbourne, Australia
> Struwwelpeter, or Shockheaded Peter?
> Here ya go! I love these illustrations.
> http://www.fln.vcu.edu//struwwel/petereng.html
> And here's the story of the girl who was bad and played with matches and set herself on fire!
> http://www.fln.vcu.edu//struwwel/pauline_e.html
> Gianotta (who also loves Gorey too and has the Gashleycrumb Tinies poster decorating the interior door of the downstairs bathroom)

also also a fan of Gorey, and I had Strewwelpeter as a child (I wonder 
what happended to it?), but I actually meant

"The Book of accidents: designed for young children."
I was wrong about the century, it's 1831.

Krae Glas, Lochac/Melbourne, Australia

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