A Folk Tale from the Brothers Grimm
Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416912460, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2008
How clever are you?
And how sharp-sighted?
Are you as clever as Doctor All-Knowing -- keen to change his sad life (and feed his poor daughter, Maggie)?
Are you, like Doctor All-Knowing, sharp-eyed enough to search out the thieves who've been stealing a rich man's money from right under his nose?
You are just the one to watch Maggie as she cleverly, sharp-sightedly helps her father earn a four-course reward.
The Brothers Grimm rarely told so dross a tale as this little-known one, briskly retold here by Doris Orgel and animated to perfection by Alexandra Boiger.
Alexandra Boiger grew up in Munich, Germany. After studying graphic design at the Fachhochschule Augsburg, she started to work in Feature Animation for Warner Bros and DreamWorks before transitioning to become an illustrator. Since then, Alexandra has illustrated many picture and chapter books, among them The Magical Animal Adoption Agency and five books about ballerina Tallulah. A new picture book, Max and Marla, marks Alexandra's debut title as both author and illustrator. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter. Please visit her at www.alexandraboiger.com.