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Doctor All-Knowing: A Folk Tale from the Brothers Grimm

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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-sighted

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
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Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a retold folk tale about a poor man and his daughter who help a rich man find his stolen money. This story gets more and more interesting as the servants get more and more worried about "Dr. All-Knowing" knowing their secret. The colors in the illustrations are very vibrant and detailed. On page 5 you see a wonderful picture of the hungry Crayfish and his daughter Maggie. Their eyes in that picture alone is a reason why I gave this story 5 stars. I enjoyed the story line as well. Accordi ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bothers Grimm books are always worth the read, step inside a fantastical world of craziness and enjoy the adventure! Can you know more than Dr all -knowing?
Sep 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Genre: Traditional/Fable
Copyright: 2008
Thoughts: Adapted from a Grimm Brothers tale. Poor man does well, and doesn't give away who took the rich man's money. They get to eat good food from then on.
Keri (JD)
Jul 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
This is a really sweet, cute childrens book. I initially picked it up from the library because the cover reminded me of the 11th Doctor(Doctor Who) and Amy. The cover plus the name had me famished with curiosity.
Mar 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
I'm nearly certain this is what Doctor Who was based off, if you keep in mind that this is the first Doctor and an origin story.
jenna nims
Mar 20, 2009 rated it it was ok
i really liked the illustrations but didnt feel like the story flowed when reading it to Caroline - for some reason it was a hard book to read aloud.
Dec 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
A retelling of the traditional Brothers Grimm story. Cute illustrations that add to the text.
Jul 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storyhour-books
possible use for snack and story for older children9grades1 2
Jun 02, 2012 rated it liked it
good--I'm not at all familiar with this folk tale from Brothers Grimm
rated it it was ok
Nov 15, 2008
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Doris Orgel is a children's writer. She was born in Vienna, Austria. As a child, she and her family fled to Yugoslavia and finally the U.S. during the rise of the Nazi party in Europe. She attended Radcliffe College from 1946 too 1948, and graduated cum laude from Barnard College in 1950.

In her career, Ms. Orgel has written and translated several fairy and folk tales, as well as served as a trans
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