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Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Hardback)
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Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 06/11/2014
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'Once upon a time, a mysterious time that exists through a window in your mind, a time that seemed, to those present, exactly like now does to us, except their teeth weren't so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin...'Welcome to Russell Brand's Hamelin, where revolution is afoot. You'll be enchanted and revolted in equal measure by the host of characters you meet along the way: the anarchic rats, the arrogant townspeople, sharp-eyed Sam and of course the Pied Piper himself, all brought to life in Brand's inimitable style and with the illustrations of Costa Award-winner Chris Riddell.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782114567
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 249 x 179 x 15 mm
Edition: Main


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He attacks his first children's book with full force, coloring the story in with humorous asides, witty turns of phrase and a few choice nuggets of sage wisdom. Illustrator Riddell is just as sharp, filling the book with eye-popping illustrations and beautiful colouring . . . More important is Brand's treatment of the buffoons and bullies that occupy Hamelin: His takes on religion, sexism, consumerism and self-esteem are just as important to the text as the classic tale it's based on. His opinions are as easy to discern as many a conservative pundit's, though very much on the other side of the political spectrum. A smart, funny, iconoclastic take on an old classic * * Kirkus Reviews * *
Russell Brand's new book is a must-buy. Making his children's literature debut, Russell adds his magic to the tale of the legendary rat catcher, accompanied by mesmerising illustrations from Chris Riddell * * OK! Magazine * *
Every page is crowded with brightly coloured, immaculately illustrated characters * * Independent * *
When it comes to pleasure for readers, Brand's genuinely original sparky prose delivers . . . It's damn good fun * * Big Issue * *
The story is sassy, whimsical, a bit rude at times, and just as much fun for adult readers as well as kids. The illustrations are colorful and wildly expressive * * Childrens Book Chat blog * *

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“Often darkly satirical, but perhaps not for younger readers.”

I was intrigued when I heard that Russel Brand would be writing a collection of children's stories named 'Trickster Tales'. I picked up the first instalment 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' with... More

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