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- Description<b>The classic tale takes on modern themes in a retelling by master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, aided by Emma Chichester Clark's bright illustrations.</b> In the town of Hamelin, the rich folk live high off the hog, while the poor and sick must scavenge in the trash that's left behind. And that trash keeps building up and up until a horde of rats overruns the town. In this lively retelling, a spunky street kid narrates the age-old tale of a piper who offers to rid a town of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town's children when the greedy mayor reneges on the deal. With a d to contemporary social and environmental themes, former British Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to charm readers with a compelling--and ultimately hopeful--new take on a timeless story.
- Author BiographyMichael Morpurgo has written more than eighty books and received numerous prestigious awards. His books include WAR HORSE, PRIVATE PEACEFUL, and retellings of HANSEL AND GRETEL, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, as well as BEOWULFand SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, both illustrated by Michael Foreman. Michael Morpurgo lives in Devon, England. Emma Chichester Clark 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. Emma Chichester Clark lives in London.
- Author(s)Michael Morpurgo
- PublisherCandlewick Press,U.S.
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationCambrudge, MA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCandlewick Press,U.S.
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight612 g
- Width237 mm
- Height273 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Illustrator(s)Emma Chichester Clark
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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