The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Good The Pied Piper of Hamelin Author RobertHolden Drahos Zak are Books Robert Holden graduated with an Honours degree in English from The University of Queensland in a Pos

Good The Pied Piper of Hamelin Author RobertHolden Drahos Zak are Books Robert Holden graduated with an Honours degree in English from The University of Queensland in 1973, a Post Graduate degree in Library Science in 1973 and an Honours degree in Fine Arts from the Power Institute, The University of Sydney in 1981 He has published across a broad spectrum of interests and is well known for his publications on the history of children s book illustration and design in Australia Source AustLit.. Hamelin town has a plague of rats, and if something isn t done soon, everyone will starve The people vow to give up everything to rid the town of the rats And so the help of the Pied Piper is enlisted to dispose of the nasty pests He plays a sweet tune and the rats, dancing, follow the music to their end But when the townsfolk refuse to pay the Piper, he takes up his fHamelin town has a plague of rats, and if something isn t done soon, everyone will starve The people vow to give up everything to rid the town of the rats And so the help of the Pied Piper is enlisted to dispose of the nasty pests He plays a sweet tune and the rats, dancing, follow the music to their end But when the townsfolk refuse to pay the Piper, he takes up his flute and plays an even sweeter tune This time, it s the town s children who follow In this splendid retelling of one of the most enduring folktales to be passed down through the centuries, Drahos Zak s evocative and intricately detailed illustrative style complements Robert Holden s sensitive and poetic text Their collaboration brings new dimensions to this universally human story.. Popular Book The Pied Piper of Hamelin I felt as thought "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" did not have a very distinc moral or message.I struggle reading "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" due the use of rats in the story. The descriptions of the rats and their behaviors was very graphic. So graphic, in fact, that I do not think that I could read this to young elementary students even though the content of the book was not difficult. The book mentioned rats nibbling on the townspeople's toes...gross. However, the text and the illustrations appeared to interact very well and the illustustrations were definitely a contributing factor in me squirming in my seat from the portrayal of the rats. It was all very realistic.

  1. Robert Holden graduated with an Honours degree in English from The University of Queensland in 1973, a Post Graduate degree in Library Science in 1973 and an Honours degree in Fine Arts from the Power Institute, The University of Sydney in 1981 He has published across a broad spectrum of interests and is well known for his publications on the history of children s book illustration and design in Australia Source AustLit.

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  1. I felt as thought The Pied Piper of Hamelin did not have a very distinc moral or message.I struggle reading The Pied Piper of Hamelin due the use of rats in the story The descriptions of the rats and their behaviors was very graphic So graphic, in fact, that I do not think that I could read this to young elementary students even though the content of the book was not difficult The book mentioned rats nibbling on the townspeople s toesoss However, the text and the illustrations appeared to intera [...]


  2. The illustrations in this edition are top notch the first page of the town is so outstanding and so creative the rats in the successive illustrations are a tad too good I like the pithy poem better than Browning s famous poem, and it does tell the tale rather well, although I would have preferred a detailed retelling.Thanks to friend Abigail I ve now recently read three versions of The Pied Piper of Hamelin This is one of the two I d recommend the other is the Corrin Le Cain edition.


  3. This is quite a brief version of the story, and the author plays with rhymes a bit as well It s slightly less bleak than the original version as we re told the children go off somewhere much better, though that could be the illusions they re having, and the final image of a pair of ravens up in tree staring at the town could be interpreted pretty frighteningly The illustrations felt slightly Medieval here, though the rather terrifying one of the townsman s shadow that looks like a demonic rat ev [...]


  4. I have been to Hameln, Germany This is one of my all time favorite folk tales The illustrations were almost like the real town This retelling didn t seem as gruesome as the original tale I really liked the moral it presented to honor your debts It s a great story that has as much meaning now as I did when I was a child.


  5. The illustrations in this book are quite wonderful weird and creepy but wonderful The text feels stilted, as if the translation was forced into certain words in order to create a rhyme of sorts It might have been better to throw the rhyming out the window and to translate the spirit of the story.


  6. This Pied Piper book is unique, mainly because of the artwork by Drabos Zak Robert Browning s description of the Pied Piper being the strangest figure, is certainly achieved by the artist One of my favorites.







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