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The Bremen Town Musicians
     

The Bremen Town Musicians

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by Brian Wildsmith
 

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Hoping to start over, an old donkey leaves the farm to travel to Bremen where he will join a band. On the way, he meets a dog, a cat, and a rooster. With a bray, a bark, a meow, and a cock-a-doodle-doo, they become fast friends and decide to travel together to joing the Bremen Town Band—getting there leads to a great adventure with unexpected surprises along

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Hoping to start over, an old donkey leaves the farm to travel to Bremen where he will join a band. On the way, he meets a dog, a cat, and a rooster. With a bray, a bark, a meow, and a cock-a-doodle-doo, they become fast friends and decide to travel together to joing the Bremen Town Band—getting there leads to a great adventure with unexpected surprises along the way in this beautifully illustrated retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm story!

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Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
When an old donkey fears that his owner will sell him because he is not useful anymore, he sets out to join the Bremen Town Band. Along the way he meets a dog, a cat, and a rooster, all too old to be useful to their owners anymore and on the verge of giving up on life altogether. But the donkey convinces each of them to join him on the journey. While staying overnight in the forest the group of animals come upon a house with robbers just sitting down to a meal. They decide to scare the robbers away and eat the meal they prepared and spend the night in the comfortable house. When morning comes they decide to stay in the house instead of continuing to Bremen. This fun little story can easily be adapted as a center piece to story hour. The illustrations are colorful and amusing and help to bring the story to life. The text is a retelling of a Brothers Grimm story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595723451
Publisher:
Star Bright Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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The Bremen Town Musicians 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
If you were a donkey which had grown old, couldn’t work any more, was being sold, and decided to run away, where would you go and what would you do? The particular donkey in this story still has a fine braying voice, so he sets off for the famous city of Bremen to sing with the town band. Along the way, he meets a dog, a cat, and a rooster who are in the same situation as he, so he invites them along. They can hee-haw, howl, meow, and crow together in the band. But when they need a place to spend the night and something to eat, what will they do? And will they ever make it to Bremen? This well-known Brothers Grimm fairy tale is here retold and illustrated by Brian Wildsmith, who was raised in a small mining village in northern England where, he says, “Everything was gray. There wasn’t any color. It was all up to my imagination. I had to draw in my head.” Since then, he has illustrated more than 200 picture books, many of which he wrote himself. In 1962 his ABC was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal, Britain’s equivalent to the Caldecott Medal, and in 1971 The Owl and the Woodpecker was a runner up. The Brian Wildsmith Museum was established in 1994 at Izukogen, south of Tokyo, Japan. The Bremen Town Musicians is a book in which children will love both the humorous story and the luscious, eye-catching pictures.