The Ladder

The Ladder

Book - 2006
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A ladder, long forgotten on a lonely lane, sets out to see the world, but finds that people and animals keep using it to climb into the sky and disappear. A curious ladder inadvertently becomes a pathway to the clouds in this droll, interactive translation of an enchanting Danish poem. So first it did a little dance, then it did a little prance, then, as nicely as you please, it waddled off with stiff red knees. Once there was a jaunty ladder, abandoned by a mysterious carpenter, that sprung to life and decided to take a trip through the countryside. As time passed, the gentle ladder found itself intrigued by a seriesof encounters with people and animals that climbed it to the top and disappeared into the sky, only to return, one by one, in a triumphant parade at the end. This exquisite edition of THE LADDER, the text of which was originally written by renowned Danish poet Halfdan Rasmussen, combines a translation by award-winning author and poet Marilyn Nelson with simple, striking artwork by Pierre Pratt, featuring several foldouts and partial pages in a charming, whimsical design.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2006
Edition: Reinforced Trade ed
ISBN: 9780763622824
Branch Call Number: PZ8.3.R182 Lad 2006b
Characteristics: [40] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm


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