Bremen Town Musicians, The: A Grimm Graphic Novel

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A cranky, clever donkey. A grumpy, chubby cat. An old, loyal hound dog. A kooky, eager rooster. What do these four animals have in common? They can sing! Well, kind of. The quartet of yowling outcasts take their musical troupe on the road to Bremen Town, but along the way, they spot some robbers counting their ill-gotten treasures in an abandoned house. Hungry and tired, the creatures hatch a plan to upend the crooked criminals -- but they'll have to lean on each other to get ...
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Overview

A cranky, clever donkey. A grumpy, chubby cat. An old, loyal hound dog. A kooky, eager rooster. What do these four animals have in common? They can sing! Well, kind of. The quartet of yowling outcasts take their musical troupe on the road to Bremen Town, but along the way, they spot some robbers counting their ill-gotten treasures in an abandoned house. Hungry and tired, the creatures hatch a plan to upend the crooked criminals -- but they'll have to lean on each other to get the job done.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
This retelling of the Grimm's fairy tale is delightful. Four animals, Donkey, Rooster, Hound, and Cat have all grown old and cannot do the jobs for their owner that they used to do. But they all think they have wonderful singing voices. Donkey overhears his master talking about his future and it is not good, so he decided to head off to Bremen where he believes he can make money singing. On his travels he runs into the Rooster, Hound, and Cat who also have bad memories and irritate their owners. They all agree to stay together and become a famous singing group. On their travels, they come upon a cottage and decided to stay there for the night, but there are already occupants and they are criminals. The four friends come up with a plan to scare the criminals away. They made them believe the house is haunted and the bandits run away as fast as they can. Children will laugh when reading this story. It is also a wonderful read-a-loud book. The illustrations are excellent and add much to an already wonderful story. This book is written in graphic form which children enjoy and it will also hook a reluctant reader. It is perfect for in the classroom as the author has provided a biography for both the retelling author and illustrator, discussion questions, writing prompts, and a glossary. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434225184
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Graphic Spin Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,011,317
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Lisa K. Weber has been making art for kid’s books, comics, and cartoons since graduating from Parsons School of Design in 2000. Her whimsically twisted illustrations have appeared in several publications, including The Ogre of Oglefort, and The Sisters 8, both Junior Library Guild selections, as well as The Bremen Town Musicians and the Hocus Pocus Hotel series from Capstone. She has also created comic adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's Hop-Frog, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Saki’s Tobermory, featured in Graphic Classics, and has contributed character designs and storyboards for Nickelodeon, Curious Pictures, and PBS Kids. Lisa currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Louise Simonson writes about monsters, science fiction and fantasy characters, and superheroes. She wrote the award-winning Power Pack series, several best-selling X-Men titles, Web of Spider-man for Marvel Comics, and Superman: Man of Steel and Steel for DC Comics. She has also written many books for kids. She is married to comic artist and writer Walter Simonson and lives in the suburbs of New York City.

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