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The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service he exacts a terrible revenge.

The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service he exacts a terrible revenge.

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San Diego 1988 Hardcover Good in Good+ jacket 0152005668 12mo-over 6? "-7? " tall Book The dust jacket is in a Mylar type protector, has light wear and a small "V" shaped chip ... missing from the top edge of the back. Read more Show Less

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Terry Small San Diego, NY, London 1988 Hardcover Very Good. Very Good Dj 12mo. 1st Printing. The famous tale in which the leaders of Hamelin Town reneg on an agreement with a ... piper who rids the town of rats and the dire consequences. Excellent b&w artworki by Small who also revised the work. Former library copy with card pocket & usual stamps; dj has heavy mylar protective cover w/pasted down flaps. OUT OF PRINT. Read more Show Less

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INSCRIBED by Terry Small. In addition to inscribing the book, Small has drawn a little rat. The person's name that the book has been inscribed to has been whited out.

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Small, Terry 1988 Hard cover First edition. Very good in very good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 47 p. Audience: Children/juvenile. Book Condition: Near fine. DJ ... Condition: Near fine. Read more Show Less

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Overview

The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service he exacts a terrible revenge.

The Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service he exacts a terrible revenge.

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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. (Picture book. 5-9)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780152005665
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/1988
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 6 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 6.82 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Browning (1812-1889) was born in Camberwell, London, the son of a clerk in the Bank of England. The strongest influence on his education were the books in his father's extensive library, particularly the writings of Byron and Shelley. His dramatic poem Paracelsus, published in 1835, established his reputation and brought him the friendship of the actor-manager William Macready. When Macready's eldest son Willie was ill in bed, Browning wrote for the boy's entertainment the poem of The Pied Piper, a story he remembered from his own childhood. After its appearance in print in 1842, it became a children's classic, attracting new illustrators in every generation.

In 1846 Robert Browning married a fellow poet, Elizabeth Barrett, eloping with her to Italy where they lived until Elizabeth's death in 1861. He them returned to England to live with his only sister Sarianna, but later he went back to Italy, where he died at the Rezzonico Palace in Venice.

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  • Posted August 17, 2013

    I was unaware, until I read this, that it was a poem. Despite be

    I was unaware, until I read this, that it was a poem. Despite being a classic, I had never read it before, though I knew the basic story of course. In any case, I found this poem to be quite enjoyable. If you haven't read it already, I recommend that you do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    0 stars

    The pages donrt turn i hate |^€|¿¿¿_€¿__¿_€<¿=¿>€{_\<¿]¿¿¿={|¿~¿#%@*9+*$+@"'$-$;";" books like this

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    The+illustrations+are+superb+and+beautiful+in+color

    I+don%27t+know+how+anyone+could+be+disappointed+with+this+99%C2%A2%0Abook.++I+PERSONALLY+REALLY+ENJOY+THE+OLD+ILLUSTRATIONS+and+appricate+getting+them+in+ebooks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2001

    a great message.

    This book/poem has a great message stating to always keep your promise or something bad might happen to you. i really like this story and i thought that i'd let some people know. i wish this book could have been longer but hey its still wonderful.

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