The Morose One

Inspired by Bechstein’s poem Der Verdrüßliche (The Morose One) Axel Scheffler has added his own heart-rendingly funny illustrations which perfectly capture the mood of the title.

Much-read in his lifetime, Ludwig Bechstein is best-known today for his collection of legends and fairy-tales. A state of affairs which is shortly bound to change, though, now that Axel Scheffler has unearthed his delightful poem Der Vedrüßliche, and complemented it with his own illustrations, no less delightful, may I add. Here’s a chance to rediscover a most curmudgeonly gem of world literature, a perfect find to console us over the loss of the other poems!

Download the factsheet with all specifications Download the factsheet with all specifications

By the same artist

Über das Halten von Eichhörnchen

The Squirrel Keeper’s Companion

It was in an English children’s encyclopedia published in 1910 that Axel Scheffler discovered this marvellously quaint oddity. Some of the advice given here on how to keep your squirrel ...

Der Verdrüßliche

Further information

  • English world rights sold, all other rights available.

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler, born in 1957, studied Art History in Hamburg, and then went to Corsham near Bath, in the UK, to study Graphic Arts. Besides illustrating picture books he also works for magazines and in advertising. Today Axel Scheffler counts among the foremost illustrators of children’s books and books for young adults worldwide. He lives in London with his family.

Warenkorb anzeigen Warenkorb Der Jacoby & Stuart YouTube-Kanal YouTube Die Jacoby & Stuart facebook-Seite facebook Die aktuelle Jacoby & Stuart Vorschau herunterladen Vorschau

Letzte Artikel

Montag, 8. November 2021
Jacoby & Stuart gewinnt einen von drei Berliner Verlagspreisen Mehr

Freitag, 5. November 2021
»Von Raben und Krähen« ist Umwelt-Buchtipp Mehr

Freitag, 8. Oktober 2021
Jacoby & Stuart auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 Mehr

Weitere Artikel