The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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by Robert Browning
     
 

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Mice. Millions of mice. The quiet town of Hamelin has become a hell since when it was overrun by them like by a river in flood. Fortunately, here is the savior: an eccentric piper who, for every living species, can play a driving and irresistible music. And so, following his bewitching notes, the mice will encounter their fate. But will the troubles really be over? Or…  See more details below

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Mice. Millions of mice. The quiet town of Hamelin has become a hell since when it was overrun by them like by a river in flood. Fortunately, here is the savior: an eccentric piper who, for every living species, can play a driving and irresistible music. And so, following his bewitching notes, the mice will encounter their fate. But will the troubles really be over? Or is an even more dreadful scourge on the point of breaking over the quiet town of Hamelin?
A ballad-like fairy tale, in the classic version by Robert Browning, with brand new illustrations. An ancient and timeless story, to bear in mind that keeping promises is always a good idea.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788897728337
Publisher:
Quondam
Publication date:
07/31/2013
Sold by:
Simplicissimus Book Farm
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
996,683
File size:
1 MB

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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pied piper of Hamelin 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Nice book:)
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seldombites More than 1 year ago
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.
School-Marm More than 1 year ago
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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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