Father Grumble – Adapted by John Feierabend


6 in stock (can be backordered)


The classic folktale brought to vivid life in this enchanting children’s picture book.

I work harder than you do…..   Here is a story of domestic rivalry that is as relevant today as it was in the time of Henry the VII, when it first appeared as “Ballad of a Tyrannical Husband”.  Other versions appeared in English collections during the 19th century under the titles “John Grumble”, “John Grumlie”, and “Old Brumbly”.  It also appeared under many other titles.

Throughout all these variants in title, our misguided husband encounters many domestic challenges while attempting to fulfill his wife’s duties.  But consistently, in the end he must confess … it’s tougher to run a house than plow a field.

Some personally signed copies available.



Additional Information

Weight .410 kg
Dimensions 27.5 × 22 × 1 cm


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