Little Swiss Wood Carver

Little Swiss Wood Carver

Children of All Lands Stories
by Madeline Brandeis
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
©1929, Item: 82751
Hardcover, 173 pages
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Here is an absorbing tale of how Seppi, the ambitious Swiss lad, made his dream of becoming a skillful wood-carver like his father come true. No American child can read about Seppi's struggles to perfect himself in his father's art without feeling more than one thrill of sympathy. How his father carved a beautiful St. Bernard dog for a rich American woman, how Seppi lost the carving while delivering it to her, and how he managed to make good the loss and launch himself on his chosen career these are high lights in a fascinating story that little folks will find hard to resist.

Interwoven with the plot are details about the natural beauties of Switzerland, the manners and customs of the people so presented as to make the reading and learning a joy. The story is attractively illustrated by many reproductions of photographs taken in Switzerland by the author.

from the dust jacket

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