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on 29 December 2011
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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on 7 January 2015
This version of the story is a delight and would please children and adults alike. Michael Morpugo's genius for story-telling and the gloriously coloured illustrations dovetail to perfection and make this a book to treasure. Wonderful!
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on 28 February 2015
Beautifully written and illustrated. Highly recommend as a bedtime read for children too old for picture books, but who need to wind down and listen to a decent story whilst being able to switch off and absorb the illustrations 😊
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on 26 July 2014
Amazing, enchanting and totally enriching with stunning illustrations
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on 22 February 2015
Good packaging. Book just as described. Thanks
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on 30 July 2015
Beautifully told and illustrated
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on 14 January 2015
my nephew loved the book
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on 22 January 2015
Fabulous illustrations.
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on 11 October 2014
As described
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on 5 August 2013
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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