Max and Maurice - The story of two rascals in seven pranks

by Wilhelm Busch | Children's Books |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCatbookwing of Datteln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on 7/2/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCatbookwing from Datteln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, July 02, 2005
Wer kennt nicht die Geschichten von Max und Moritz?!
Aber wer hat sie schon mal auf englisch gelesen?
Dieses wunderbare Büchlein habe ich bei ebay entdeckt und keine Kosten und Mühen gescheut, es für BookCrossing zu erwerben ;-)
Es ist einfach genial, wie der Übersetzer, Walter Roome, es verstanden hat, den Geist von Wilhelm Busch rüberzubringen und die Authentizität der Verse zu bewahren.

Who ( of the german children ) does not know the stories of Max and Maurice?!
But who´s read them in english already?
I discovered this wonderfully book at ebay and did not shun costs and efforts to buy it for bookcrossing ;-)
It´s just brilliant, how the translator, Walter Roome, was able to bring over the spirit of Wilhelm Busch and keep the authenticity of the rhymes.

Eine kleine Kostprobe - a little sample:

Oh, what do we hear and read
often as a wicked breed
as for instance all those stories
of these boys called Max and Maurice
who not only less than naught
thought of wisdom they were taught
and so made no run of it
but made even fun of it.
Yea, for trickery and pranks
they were always ready, thanks!
Vexing humans, chasing beasts,
stealing fruit for secret feasts,
playing evil tricks and teasing
is, of course, by far more pleasing
than to sit with other boys
still in school and make no noise. -
But o dear, o dear, o dear,
what a dreadful end is near!
Max and Maurice, oh, what fate
did you boys have to await!
So, recorded are their crimes
here in pictures and in rhymes.


Eine tolle Leseerfahrung!
A magnificent reading experience!

Journal Entry 2 by wingCatbookwing from Datteln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Saturday, July 02, 2005
Dieses Büchlein möchte ich der BookCrossing - Gemeinde natürlich nicht vorenthalten, deshalb schicke ich es als Ring auf die Reise:

Of Course, I cannot withhold it to the bookcrossing - community, therefore this book will start it´s journey as a ring:


Hoelli-Harnsn
sintra
Maresa
hank-chinaski
Saguna
CaptainCarrot
...
...
...
Bluodzibluoda
holle77

Journal Entry 3 by Hoelli-Harnsn from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Ooops! Das Buch ist schon vor ein paar Tagen angekommen und es geht ihm gut. War wohl der OBCZ-Streß (für alle, die es nicht wissen: in Stuggitown gibt es eine neue OBCZ).

Journal Entry 4 by Hoelli-Harnsn from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, October 24, 2005
Geniale Umsetzung der berühmten Geschichte zweier Lausbuben. Habe es mal in my local irish pub mitgenommen und der Wirt konnt es nicht lassen das Buch laut vorzulesen. Die Gäste (meist Engländer, Iren, Schotten, Amerikaner, 1 Australier und eine Hand voll Eingeborener) haben gebrüllt vor Lachen.

Das Buch hat sich leider zwischen anderen Büchern versteckt, so daß es erst jetzt weiter darf, 'tschuldigung.

Released 13 yrs ago (10/24/2005 UTC) at Sent to fellow bookcrosser in Stuttgart, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Die beiden Lausbuben gehen an sintra nach Bonn. Viel Vergnügen mit den Rackern.

Journal Entry 6 by sintra from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Das Buch kam heute mit der Post.

The book came with today's mail.

Journal Entry 7 by sintra from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, December 19, 2005
Sorry about the massive delay! I kept forgetting to make a journal entry and to send the book on.

I thought it was really funny though it can't match the original version. I'm now looking forward to reading the Latin translation (another bookring) although I won't be able to read it as easily as this one. ;-)

The book is now travelling to hank-chinaski since Maresa asked to be skipped.

Journal Entry 8 by winghank-chinaskiwing from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, December 23, 2005
Came with the mail yesterday - and already finished! Walter Roome sure did a great job translating this famous story while preserving much of the original's style and melody. As a reminder of the fun I had reading the book, I keep a sample of the tailor prank:

Suits for weekdays, Sunday-bests,
modern trousers, coloured vests,
padded overcoats and spats,
all the trimmings for your hats,
various other garments too -
all this Master Trife could do.
Or repairing, mending, strengthening
or some shortening or lengthening
or, let's say, some buttons were
lost or loosened here or there, -
how and where, front or behind,
whatsoever, never mind -
all was done by tailor Trife,
for this was his aim in life.


I'm now gonna let my old man have a look at it and then send it on after Christmas.

Journal Entry 9 by winghank-chinaskiwing from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, December 25, 2005
Sent off by snailmail to Saguna, enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by wingSagunawing from Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Friday, December 30, 2005
Ist schon gestern bei mir angekommen *freu*. Möchte es in den nächsten Tagen mit meinen Junges lesen - wird sicher sehr lustig...

Journal Entry 11 by wingSagunawing from Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Vieles ist schon gesagt/geschrieben worden über dieses herrliche Büchlein. Auch ich fand die Übersetzung super gelungen und hatte viel Spaß beim Lesen und Vergleichen mit dem deutschen Text.

I had a good time reading this book. The translation was very good (also funny)and I enjoyed comparing german to english parts.
Thanks a lot to Catbook for this bookring.7

Released 13 yrs ago (1/11/2006 UTC) at mailing to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Macht sich auf den Weg zu CaptainCarrot nach Dortmund

Journal Entry 13 by CaptainCarrot from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Gerade kam das Buch und wird sicher bald gelesen! Herzlichen Dank allen Beteiligten!

Journal Entry 14 by CaptainCarrot from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, January 19, 2006
Nice and witty - I like Widow Minion especially! By the way - I expect you noticed the secret message left in the book (pencil marks)? Who did it?
The book is reserved while I wait for bluodzibluoda's pm.

Wirklich witzig! Übrigens ist in dem Buch mit Bleifstift-Markierungen eine Botschaft versteckt - wer war das?

Journal Entry 15 by CaptainCarrot from Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, January 20, 2006
Die Adresse ist da, und heute reist das Buch nach Hause ab.

Journal Entry 16 by Bluodzibluoda from Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, February 09, 2006
The book has been here since about two weeks, but I couldn't make a journal entry because I had troubles with my computer. :(

Thanks for sending, CaptainCarrot.

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