What was so surprising about this book was that this was the only tale from the Brothers Grim ...more
I chose to buy this book from the museum shop because of the intricate illustration and its overt r ...more
While it seems to Mili that she is only gone three days, in fact it is 30 years.
In the forest she is welcomed by an elderly man, St. Joseph, who shelters her and upon departing to leave for home, he presents her a rose and tells her he will see her again.
When she returns, he ...more
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Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm and illustrated by Maurice Sendak is about an obedient, young girl who lives with her mother who is convinced that her daughter has a guardian angel looking out for her. When a war breaks out, her mother sends her into the woods for safety and tells her to return home in three days. In the woods, she meets an old man who gives her shelter and protects her. When the girl returns to her mother in what she thinks is three days later, she finds it has actually been 30 year...more
The artwork felt dream like to me, and for sometime I was lost in the story. One for my collection. Che ...more
Grimm stories never turn out quite how I expect them. This one was both sad and sweet. And as I mentioned before, the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. I never knew Sendak was so skilled.
He was born in Hanau, Germany and in 1803 he started studying law at the University of Marburg, one year after his brother Jacob started there.
In 1825 Wilhelm married Henriette Dorothea Wild, also known as Dortchen, at age 39. Together they had four childern: Jakob Grimm (3 April 1826–15 ...more