Gone Is Gone: or the Story of a Man Who Wanted to Do by Wanda Gag

By Wanda Gag

Long gone Is long gone addresses an age-old query among couples-who works tougher? This long-out-of-print kid's ebook relies on a captivating Bohemian story recited to Wanda G?g whilst she was once a baby, and is now once more to be had to enchant audiences of every age. The tale's sly peasant humor and conversational variety mixed with G?g's expressive black-and-white illustrations made the booklet an quick vintage. during this pleasant tale we meet Fritzl, who lives on a farm together with his spouse Liesi and their child. Fritzl works challenging within the fields on a daily basis. Liesi works demanding all day, too, yet Fritzl in some way feels that he works more durable. while he complains approximately how difficult he works and the way effortless Liesi has it, doing not anything yet "putter and potter concerning the condo a bit," Liesi calls his bluff and indicates they alternate locations. The hilarious results of Fritzl's calamitous day at domestic are portrayed in G?g's singular illustrations. finally Fritzl admits that Liesi's paintings is "none too effortless" and begs to come back to his fields and never do house responsibilities one other day. "Well then," says Liesi, "if that is the way it is, we absolutely can stay in peace and happiness for ever and ever." most sensible identified for her Newbery Honor winner hundreds of thousands of Cats, Wanda G?g (1893-1946) was once a pioneer in kid's booklet writing and representation. Her groundbreaking means of integrating illustrations with the textual content is obvious in all of her vintage books. Born in New Ulm, Minnesota, she rose to foreign acclaim as a kid's booklet writer, artist, and illustrator. In reputation of her artistry, she used to be posthumously offered the 1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for thousands of Cats and the 1977 Kerlan Award for her physique of labor.

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Was empty. Liesi walked on, and now what did she see? The churn upturned, and Kinndli there in the sun, stiff and sticky with dried cream and butter. Liesi hurried on. There was Spitzdog on the grass. He was full of sausages and looked none too well. Liesi looked at the cellar. There was the cider all over the floor and halfway up the stairs besides. Liesi looked in the kitchen. The floor! It was piled high with peelings and parings, and littered with dishes and pans. At last Liesi saw the fireplace.

But wait! There was that Kinndli to think of—she would surely get into trouble if he went out to the meadow. No, better not take the cow to the meadow at all. Better keep her nearby on the roof. The roof? Yes, the roof! Fritzl's house was not covered with shingles or tin or tile— it was covered with moss and sod, and a fine crop of grass and flowers grew there. To take the cow up on the roof was not so hard as you might think, either. Fritzl's house was built into the side of a hill. Up the little hill, over a little shed, and from there to the green grassy roof.

Fritzl's house was built into the side of a hill. Up the little hill, over a little shed, and from there to the green grassy roof. That was all there was to do and it was soon done. The cow liked it right well up there on the roof and was soon munching away with a will, so Fritzl hurried back to his churning. But Hulla! Hui! What did he see there under the tree? Kinndli was climbing up on the churn—the chum was tipping! spilling! falling! and now, there on the grass lay Kinndli, all covered with half-churned cream and butter.

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