Item #22228 The Fisherman and his Wife. reteller Grimm - Jenni Lunn.
/Jenni Lunn, illustrator.

The Fisherman and his Wife.

Scarborough, Ontario, Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd 1982.1st, nl; designed by Sharon Black, cream cloth binding, opens to black and white illustrated title page; in all around illustrated jacket in blues and browns with the fisherman sitting on a dock with a gull; 7.5 x 9.25"; 45 pp. Picture Book hardback.

The Grimm tale recast in the author's home of Nova Scotia, black line and brown drawings with a vivid blue monster fish. Artist's first book. "The setting could be one of Nova Scotia's picturesque fishing harbours. The fisherman and his wife do not live in a pigsty, a chamber-pot or a vinegar bottle as in earlier versions, but in a four room house with no plumbing. The first wish of the wife is for plumbing, and who can blame her? Now, with a four-bathroom house, the wife must have servants. Next, not content with just a fisherman for a husband, she desires him to be promoted to Chief Inspector for the fisheries department. The advancement of her husband calls for putting on fancy garden parties. The trouble now arises that the seagulls are attracted to the parties, eating not only the watercress sandwiches but also the imitation cherries on Mrs. Fishwife's hat. She is furious and demands that all seagulls be eliminated. "

CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket, no names, unclipped. Item #22228

Price: $32.00

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