The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Hardback)
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 06/10/2011
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A spell-binding modern retelling of a classic children's tale by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. A lame orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats take over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town's children when the greedy mayor breaks his word. Masterfully weaving contemporary social and environmental themes into a gripping tale, and celebrating it with breath-taking illustrations, former British Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to create a compelling new take on this timeless story.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406315110
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 609 g
Dimensions: 277 x 237 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations ... create gorgeous, detailed tapestries: never was a swarm of rats so beautiful. Michael Morpurgo's version has a timeless sense of justice * Sunday Times *
Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations are outstanding -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
Morpurgo has done a wonderful job of bringing the pied piper to life while Chichester Clark's illustrations are a vision to behold. * Daily Express *
The great duo strike gold again with this stunning picture book, weaving contemporary social and environmental themes into the reworking of this Browning poem. * Angels and Urchins *
together, writer and artist have created here a work of immense and deeply moving energy. It is a truly remarkable achievement....It is a most important work of art! * School Librarian *

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Whispering Stories

“A wonderful old-fashioned children’s story, brought right up to date”

Most of you will know of the story of ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’, the legend of a rat catcher from Hamelin, Germany, who lured the rats away from the village by using his magical flute, but when the towns mayor... More

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