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Description - The Ladder by Halfdan Rasmussen

A curious ladder inadvertently becomes a pathway to the clouds in this droll, interactive translation of an enchanting Danish poem. So first it did a little dance, then it did a little prance, then, as nicely as you please, it waddled off with stiff red knees. Once there was a jaunty ladder, abandoned by a mysterious carpenter, that sprung to life and decided to take a trip through the countryside. As time passed, the gentle ladder found itself intrigued by a seriesof encounters with people and animals that climbed it to the top and disappeared into the sky, only to return, one by one, in a triumphant parade at the end. This exquisite edition of THE LADDER, the text of which was originally written by renowned Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen, combines a translation by award-winning author and poet Marilyn Nelson with simple, striking artwork by Pierre Pratt, featuring several foldouts and partial pages in a charming, whimsical design.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780763622824
ISBN-10: 0763622826
Format: Hardback
(209mm x 294mm x 13mm)
Pages: 62
Imprint: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publisher: Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Halfdan Rasmussen

Halfdan Rasmussen (1915-2002) is a renowned Danish poet. The Ladder was translated by Marilyn Nelson, an award-winning author and poet. She lives in the USA. Pierre Pratt was the first ever recipient of the UNICEF/Bologna Book Fair Illustrator of the Year prize. He lives in Quebec, Canada.