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5.0 out of 5 stars The Pied Piper for today
Set in a town which is broken-down and riddled with corruption, Michael Morpurgo uses his own inimitable style to give the old fable a real relevance to today. A lame orphan boy tells the story of the piper who promises to rid the town of the rats, but then leads away all the children when the Mayor breaks his promise. This version of the story has a heartening twist at...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Morpurgo version of Pied Piper
Different version of this old story. A "happy " ending with the children of Hamelin restored to their families - in rather disturbing contrast to the very black background and horrific rats. did not feel I wanted to give this book to my grandchildren.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Pied Piper for today, 29 Dec 2011
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Set in a town which is broken-down and riddled with corruption, Michael Morpurgo uses his own inimitable style to give the old fable a real relevance to today. A lame orphan boy tells the story of the piper who promises to rid the town of the rats, but then leads away all the children when the Mayor breaks his promise. This version of the story has a heartening twist at the end. Emma Chichester Clark has kept a Victorian feel the pictures yet somehow they marvellously feel timelass as well. They are bright and vibrant, full of life and emotion. A retelling that highlights many contemporary issues and gives much food for thought. Highly recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Morpurgo version of Pied Piper, 5 Aug 2013
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Different version of this old story. A "happy " ending with the children of Hamelin restored to their families - in rather disturbing contrast to the very black background and horrific rats. did not feel I wanted to give this book to my grandchildren.
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