The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

3.87 (1,805 ratings by Goodreads)
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There once was a beautiful town called Hamelin. But Hamelin was full of rats - until the Pied Piper came with his magic tune and whistled the rats away. But the Mayor refuses to pay the Piper, and then the trouble really begins.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 160 x 210mm | 80g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • full colour illustrations
  • 0192724231
  • 9780192724236

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The dramatic events that Browning recorded in 1842 unfold as if they occurred yesterday in Peen's computer-generated illustrations, which show a historical setting but are unmistakably contemporary. Tugging at both the medieval and modern time periods, these scenes have bold, black, shivering lines and flat expanses of colors in subdued hues, overlaid by different color shapes. The details in this city, from the pillaging rats to the gluttonous council members, bring Browning's lesson home, although the details of the narrative, in the stylized art, are more abstract. Combining the Kate Greenaway edition and this one at a story hour would comprise the perfect launch for discussion of illustrators and their choices, and the stylistic differences between children's book art of the last century and this one. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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1,805 ratings
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4 34% (605)
3 26% (476)
2 7% (118)
1 2% (29)
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