A retelling of the traditional tale of the Pied Piper, and how he saves the village of Hamelin from the invasion of rats, only to take his cruel revenge on the people after the mayor refuses to pay him for his good deed. June Crebbin wonderfully captures the spirit of this story for older children, with a spine-tingling finale.
Band info: Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.
Text type: A traditional tale from another culture
Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions
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