The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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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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Ivanov, Anatoly N. Y. 1986 Hard Cover 1st Good in Good jacket Hard Back. 4to-over 9?"-12" tall. -TALL------X-Library with normal flaws--------The hard cover and the jacket has ... light shelf wear. The pages has ripples with a small moisture stain..........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.. Read more Show Less

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Ivanov, Anatoly Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1986 Hard Cover First Edition Good to very Good in Fair to Good jacket The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, illustrated ... by Anatoly Ivanov copyright 1986, published by Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard-stated First edition. Hardback story/picture book shows rubbing of edges, has a short tear on bottom of free front endpaper, and has a crossed out name & "Kiddie Keepers" written inside front cover-overall clean and in good to very good condition. Dust jacket has a tear, some creasing, is missing some top layer paper on upper back, and has a "Library Edition" label around spine, but book shows NO evidence of ever being in a library system. Read more Show Less

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Ivanov, Anatoly (illustrator) New York, NY, U.S.A. 1986 Ex-Library Copy, Hardcover First Edition Good Ex-Library Copy/Good and Taped to Boards 0-688-03810-7 Ex-Library An ... Ex-Library copy with commonly found imperfections, markings and removals. [159] Read more Show Less

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hardcover First Edition First Edition, First Printing (library binding). Originally published in 1882, an historical story written to cheer an ailing boy, now illustrated with ... "a poet's sensitivity" by Anatoly Ivanov. 9.5x11.5 inches. Hardcover. Condition: near fine in near fine dust jacket (with the "library edition" sticker). ISBN 0688038107. 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688038106
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1986
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 9 Years

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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