Green Hills Branch Library is closed Nov 19-24 for parking lot maintenance. Get details.

All library locations are closed Thursday, Nov 22 and Friday, Nov 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tell us what you think! Take our Facilities Satisfaction Survey.

The glassblower's children

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
By the Winner of the Hansnbsp; Christian Andersen Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Children's Literature Albert the Glassblower and Sofia are the loving parents of little Klas and Klara. Albert makes the most beautiful glass bowls and vases (unfortunately they are so impractical that no one will buy them), while Sofia supports the family by working in the fields. Every year Albert goes to the fair to try to sell his wares, and sometimes Sofia and the children go too. At the fair the family meets Flutter Mildweather, a weaver of magical rugs that foretell the future, and Klas and Klara come the attention of the splendid Lord and Lady of All Wishes Town, who have everything they want except for one thing: children. Full of curious and vivid characters--like the one-eyed raven Wise Wit, who can only see the bright side of life, and the monstrous governess Nana, whose piercing song can shatter glass-- The Glassblower's Children also ponders such serious matters as what it means to find meaningful work and the difference between what you want and what you need. In The Glassblower's Children Maria Gripe has drawn on fairy tales and Norse myths to tell a thrilling story with a very modern sensibility.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781590177457
Lexile measure:
730L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 0138901c-c9d4-e6d7-773c-c11c5b4d8b09
Grouping Title glassblower s children
Grouping Author gripe maria
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 02:27:40AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-18 03:15:51AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Gripe, Harald, 1921-
author Maria Gripe
author2-role Gripe, Harald,1921-
author_display Gripe, Maria
available_at_catalog Annex
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Annex - Kids Fiction
display_description The glassblower and his wife live happily until the prophecy that their children will disappear comes true.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 0138901c-c9d4-e6d7-773c-c11c5b4d8b09
isbn 9781590177457
item_details ils:CARL0000036787|35192003340621|Annex - Kids Fiction|JUV Fiction Gripe|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||AX||, overdrive:04e71c1e-86ee-41bb-b256-5d7a7473ca94|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-11-18T09:15:51.113Z
lexile_score 730
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog JUV Fiction Gripe
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Annex
primary_isbn 9781590177457
publishDate 1973, 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000036787|Book|Books||English|Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence|[1973]|170 p. illus. 21 cm., overdrive:04e71c1e-86ee-41bb-b256-5d7a7473ca94|eBook|eBook||English|New York Review Books|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000036787 35192003340621 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:04e71c1e-86ee-41bb-b256-5d7a7473ca94 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
title_display The glassblower's children
title_full The Glassblower's Children, The glassblower's children. With drawings by Harald Gripe. Translated from the Swedish by Sheila La Farge
title_short The glassblower's children
title_sub
topic_facet Folklore, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature