The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Hardback


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 takes 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Traditional
  • ISBN: 9781406368352



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