The Birthday

Author(s): Hans Fischer

Childrens Classics

A Swiss classic back in print


Beloved illustrator Hans Fischer's captivating story--about Old Lisette and her many animals that throw a surprise birthday party for her--has charmed generations of children.


When Lisette goes to the village on her birthday, her dog, Bello, and the other animals get to work. The cats bake a cake, the chickens lay extra eggs, the goat picks flowers for the birthday table, and the rabbits find seventy-six candles. When Lisette returns in the evening, she is surprised by the animals welcoming her to a festive table. After the meal, Bello put on a play for Lisette, and the ducks organize a party on the pond. But the highlight of the party is the most beautiful birthday surprise: the cats, Mauli and Ruli, proudly show Lisette their new baby kittens.


Fischer's inimitable lines and colorful palette make this birthday celebration one to remember.


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General Fields

  • : 9783314105159
  • : North-South Books, Incorporated
  • : North-South Books, Incorporated
  • : 0.278959
  • : March 2021
  • : .4 Inches X 9.5 Inches X 7 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hans Fischer
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 40