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Leonce and Lena

Georg Büchner. Lisbeth Zwerger., illus. Retold by Jürg Amann
Item #: D63689
Format: Cloth
Pages/Publication Date: 60 / 2013
ISBN: 9780735841413
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Unperformed until 60 years after Georg Büchner's 1837 death, this comic play has taken on classic status; it is retold here for readers 8 to 12 by Swiss dramatist Jürg Amann. In this classic case of mistaken identity, two young royals who have never met—Leonce, Prince of Popo, and Lena, Princess of Pipi—are on course for an arranged marriage. Unhappy with the situation, both flee to Italy, where they meet and fall in love. The King has promised his people a wedding, but with Leonce and Lena still missing, what will he do? Also the illustrator of The Wizard of Oz and The Nutcracker, Hans Christian Andersen Medal winner Lisbeth Zwerger contributes dazzling mixed-media illustrations which make creative use of collage techniques while retaining a classic feel.

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