Selina Chönz
Illustrated by Alois Carigiet
Floris Books, Edinburgh, UK, 2007; originally published 1950, German, English
Fiction, Children’s
ISBN: 9780863156144

From the Publisher. A classic Swiss children's story, with pictures by award-winning Swiss illustrator Alois Carigiet. Ursli is a little boy who lives in the Swiss Alps. He must find a big cowbell so that he can lead the spring procession through his village, so he goes alone to his family's chalet high up in the mountains. There, he spends a lonely, scary night. Generations of Swiss children have grown up with Ursli but this is the first time his adventures have been widely available in English.

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Alexander Haldemann

Schellen-Ursli is the quintessential Swiss children’s book. Like all Swiss children, I grew up with it. Illustrated by the famous Swiss artist Alois Carigiet, Schellen-Ursli tells the tale of a boy who gets lost in the Swiss mountains, and is an iconic story of what it is like to grow up in the Alps. It is a tradition to pass the book on to your children in Switzerland, and sharing it with my children—who are growing up in San Francisco—is a way for them to connect with their Swiss heritage, and a way for me to reconnect with my own.

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