Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Pied Piper of Hamelin- Two versions

Here are two exceptional versions of that famous rat-catcher and the haunting story of how he led the children away.

Robert Holden retells the story in easy rhyming verse and Drahos Zak's illustrations are incredible- a little bit creepy and Gorey-esk.

Robert Holden 1998
illustrated by Drahos Zak

And then there's Robert Browning's original poem published in 1888 with Kate Greenaway's quintessential maids and children. 

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