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The Pied Piper of Hamelin By Sir Michael Morpurgo

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Sir Michael Morpurgo

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Summary

A spell-binding modern retelling of a classic children's tale by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Summary

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Sir Michael Morpurgo

A spell-binding modern retelling of a classic children's tale by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, with glorious illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark.

In the town of Hamelin, the rich and greedy live like kings and queens while the poor and sick scavenge rubbish tips for scraps. A lame orphan boy tells the classic tale of how a plague of rats take over the town and how a fantastic piper offers to rid Hamelin of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town's children when the greedy mayor breaks his word. Masterfully weaving contemporary social and environmental themes into a gripping tale, and celebrating it with breath-taking illustrations, former British Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to create a compelling new take on this timeless story.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Reviews

Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations ... create gorgeous, detailed tapestries: never was a swarm of rats so beautiful. Michael Morpurgo's version has a timeless sense of justice * The Sunday Times *
Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations are outstanding -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
The great duo strike gold again with this stunning picture book, weaving contemporary social and environmental themes into the reworking of this Browning poem. * Angels and Urchins *
Morpurgo has done a wonderful job of bringing the pied piper to life while Chichester Clark's illustrations are a vision to behold. * Daily Express *
together, writer and artist have created here a work of immense and deeply moving energy. It is a truly remarkable achievement....It is a most important work of art! -- The School Librarian * The School Librarian *

About Sir Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo has written more than ninety books and and has won numerous prizes, including both the Whitbread Award and the Children's Book Award. His books include retellings of Hansel and Gretel, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, as well as Beowulf and Sir Gawain the Green Knight, both illustrated by Michael Foreman. Michael Morpurgo was Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005. He lives in Devon.

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art from 1980 to 1983, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. In 1988, she won the Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to children's book illustration. She has written and illustrated many acclaimed books for young readers, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, which she retold and illustrated, and Hansel and Gretel, retold by Michael Morpurgo. She lives in London.

Additional information

GOR006406896
9781406345193
1406345199
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Sir Michael Morpurgo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Walker Books Ltd
2013-09-05
64
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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