Dear Mili: an old tale

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
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First edition.

On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times . "After more than 150 years," the Times noted, "Hansel and Gretel, Snow-White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Cinderella will be joined by another Grimm fairy-tale character." The story of dear Mili was preserved in a letter Wilhelm Grimm wrote to a little girl in 1816, a letter that remained in her family's possession for over a century and a half. It tells of a mother who sends her daughter into the forest to save her from a terrible war. The child comes upon the hut of an old man, who gives her shelter, and she repays his kindness by serving him faithfully for what she thinks are three days. Actually, thirty years have passed, but Mili has remained safe, and with the old man's blessing there is still time for a tender reunion with her mother. As for the pictures that interpret Dear Mili --hailed by School Library Journal as "gorgeous"--they were a milestone in Maurice Sendak's career, the work of a master at the height of his powers.

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Grouping Title dear mili an old tale
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subject_facet Abandoned children -- Juvenile fiction
Children -- Death -- Juvenile fiction
Death -- Juvenile fiction
Despair -- Juvenile fiction
Fairy tales
Fear -- Juvenile fiction
Folk tales
Folklore -- Germany
Forests and forestry -- Juvenile fiction
Girls -- Juvenile fiction
Guardian angels -- Juvenile fiction
Hope -- Juvenile fiction
Joseph, -- Saint -- Legends -- Juvenile fiction
Kindness -- Juvenile fiction
Love, Maternal -- Juvenile fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction
Prayers -- Juvenile fiction
Saints -- Protection -- Juvenile fiction
War fiction
title_display Dear Mili : an old tale
title_full Dear Mili : an old tale / by Wilhelm Grimm ; newly translated by Ralph Manheim ; with pictures by Maurice Sendak
title_short Dear Mili :
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Fairy tales
Forests and forestry
Guardian angels
Love, Maternal
Mothers and daughters