- Gebundene Ausgabe: 44 Seiten
- Verlag: Floris (1. September 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0863156142
- ISBN-13: 978-0863156144
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 4 - 8 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 28,5 x 21,9 x 0,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
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- Nr. 4276 in Feiertage & Feste für Kinder (Fremdsprachige Bücher)
- Nr. 19236 in Action- & Abenteuerromane für Kinder
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A Bell for Ursli: A Story from the Engadine in Switzerland (Englisch) Gebundenes Buch – 1. September 2007
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'With striking full-page illustrations by the award-winning artist Alois Carigiet, the book is alive with Ursli's determined spirit.' --Mel Tibbs, Juno Magazine, Autumn 2007 'The uncomplicated parallel between Ursli's physical journey and his struggle to recover his pride should appeal to young readers. So, too, should the description of a type of conflict courageously resolved in unfamiliar surroundings, which are drawn as both picturesque and charged with impending perils.' -- Books for Keeps, March 2008 'As president of this Swiss Society and as a true Swiss, who grew up with this book ... my heart jumped. Finally, all the children and adults in the UK can enjoy this book and get hold of it easily.' --Regula Marsh-Hilfiker, Swiss Embassy 'For those of us who have enjoyed this book, it will now be available in English!' --Newsletter of the New Helvetic Society, September 2007 'This is a moving story of courage and determination against physical odds. I like the illustrations. It should appeal to all young readers who hear it read to them, and to good early readers.' --School Librarian Journal, Summer 2008
"A Bell for Ursli" is a classic Swiss children's story, with pictures by award-winning Swiss illustrator Alois Carigiet. Ursli is a little boy who lives in the Swiss Alps. He must find a big cowbell so that he can lead the spring procession through his village, so he goes alone to his family's chalet high up in the mountains. There, he spends a lonely, scary night. Generations of Swiss children have grown up with Ursli but this is the first time his adventures have been widely available in English.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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In this book, we meet Ursli as a little boy ready to take his place with the bigger boys, as he prepares for the children's festival welcoming spring. He makes a spontaneous and risky trip up the still snowy mountain to retrieve his family's huge cowbell from their summer cabin, so that he can triumphantly lead the ceremonial procession with it, instead of being at the back with a smaller little-boy (little-calf) bell.
The book has full page colorful illustrations showing aspects of the life of the village and its mountain setting.
In that world, as in all Carigiet's books, animals play an important part, and we meet some of the mountain folk. Nature is magnificent and there are challenges, but children are safe enough, free, and adventurous. Their parents may worry, but they are respected for their courage and independence (and remain unpunished)!
This book was Chonz and Carigiet's first book, and remains probably the most read. It's been republished in a somewhat smaller size with an illustrated cover.
Your children, even the smallest, will love it.
The book brings me to tears even as a grown-up man. It's wisely and beautifully written and its illustrations are just one of a kind. Children of all ages or better human beings of all ages will cherisch and love it and have many re-readings of pure pleasure. I give this to a very dear american friend of me - so as my understanding of cultural exchange. Beautiful things, moving things must be exchanged. This way joy and mutual understanding is spread and people get maybe a little bit closer together. Beautyful and heart-warming stories are understood all over the world with no exception! They enrich the life of people and touch their hearts.
Another kids' book about alpine life is "Lieber Alex" by Helen Güdel, which also exists in English translation.
This review is based on the German translation from the original Räto-Romanisch spoken in Engadin ("The Inn Valley"), where the Inn River begins in southeastern Switzerland before flowing eastward through Austria.