Annotations for Hans My Hedgehog : A Tale from the Brothers Grimm


Baker & Taylor
Ostracized for his half-hedgehog characteristics, young Hans, a talented fiddler, flees into the forest with a herd of loyal pigs and endures a lonely existence before crossing paths with the king's two beautiful daughters.

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Baker & Taylor
Riding a rooster and playing magical music on his fiddle, a young man, who is half hedgehog, half human, wins the hand of a beautiful princess.

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Simon and Schuster
A classic tale of love and acceptance from the Brothers Grimm is beautifully rendered in this magical retelling.

Hans is an unusual boy. Born a hedgehog from the waist up, he knows what it's like to truly be an outcast. Even his amazing fiddle playing can't help him fit in. So Hans flees to the forest with his herd of loyal pigs and only his music to keep him company. But then a most unusual thing happens: When Hans crosses paths with two kings with two lovely daughters, his luck starts to change. Will this lonely soul find true love after all?

This lively and lyrical retelling of the classic Grimm's tale, paired with lush, detailed illustrations, reminds us of the power of music, the importance of belonging, and the transformative effect of love.

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