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The Three Toymakers

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A modern folk tale of good and evil toymakers of the Black Forest and how they prepare for a competition at the king's palace, striving to create the perfect toy and win the king's prize of a thousand gold pieces.

This engrossing tale includes a wicked talking doll and an adventure over the snowy mountains.
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published 1971 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published January 1st 1970)
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Wayne S.
In the Black Forest village of Drussl lives Peter Toymaker, who is asked by an orphan boy named Rudi to become his apprentice. Rudi brings his crippled sister Elsa, a seamstress, and five brothers Martin, Victor, Maurice, Hans, and Anders, to live with him in Drussl. Several years pass. Rudi becomes a toymaker and falls in love with a girl named Margaret. Martin and Victor become soldiers. Maurice becomes a blacksmith’s apprentice in a neighboring community. Hans becomes a law student. And littl ...more
Colleen M
This is a super-easy read; it's a children's book. It brings back so many memories because it is one of my favorite childhood books, and one of my mother's as well.

It takes place in the village of Drussl when Old Peter Toymaker takes in a young apprentice named Rudy. Years later, the king holds a contest for the best toymaker in the kingdom. Peter and Rudy, who is no longer an apprentice, enter in hopes of winning. But Malkin, the corrupted toymaker of Pils, is in the running as well.....
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