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Author: Wanda Gág; Coward-McCann Publishers,
Publisher: Published in New York : By Coward-McCann, Inc., [1935]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"... addresses an age-old question between couples--who works harder? This long-out-of-print children's book is based on a charming Bohemian tale recited to Wanda Gag when she was a child, and is now once again available to enchant audiences of all ages. The tale's sly peasant humor and conversational style combined with Gag's expressive black-and-white illustrations made the book an instant classic. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gág, Wanda, 1893-1946.
Gone is gone, or, The story of a man who wanted to do housework.
Published in New York : By Coward-McCann, Inc., [1935]
(OCoLC)576143021
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wanda Gág; Coward-McCann Publishers,
OCLC Number: 1058708
Notes: "Copyright 1935"--Title page verso.
In bright green cloth publisher's binding.
Description: [62] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (1 col.) ; 16 cm.
Other Titles: Gone is gone
Story of a man who wanted to do housework
Responsibility: retold and illustrated by Wanda Gág.

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"... addresses an age-old question between couples--who works harder? This long-out-of-print children's book is based on a charming Bohemian tale recited to Wanda Gag when she was a child, and is now once again available to enchant audiences of all ages. The tale's sly peasant humor and conversational style combined with Gag's expressive black-and-white illustrations made the book an instant classic. In this delightful story we meet Fritzl, who lives on a farm with his wife Liesi and their baby. Fritzl works hard in the fields every day. Liesi works hard all day, too, but Fritzl somehow feels that he works harder. When he complains about how hard he works and how easy Liesi has it, doing nothing but "putter and potter about the house a bit," Liesi calls his bluff and suggests they trade places. The hilarious outcomes of Fritzl's calamitous day at home are portrayed in Gag's singular illustrations. In the end Fritzl admits that Liesi's work is "none too easy" and begs to return to his fields and not do housework another day. "Well then, " says Liesi, "if that's how it is, we surely can live in peace and happiness for ever and ever."--Amazon.

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