The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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This is one of those stories I sort of remembered, having heard it many years ago But reading it now in Robert Brownings prose not only brought its all vividly back to life but also brought added depth that I didn t remember.The story is a retelling of the medieval tale of how the Pied Piper rid the city of rats only to be double crossed and how he took his revenge now normally I would voraciously refrain from spoilers but I think with this story there is little danger of ruining the experience of discovering this brand new for the first time.Now the story is a classic there is no doubt but for me there is the double pleasure with the incredible artwork Here we have the work of Kate Greenaway which I think is a perfect accompaniment giving a timeless feel to the story and the book itself Along with the illust
While I indeed and definitely much enjoy Robert Browning s verse, I do wonder if the at times rather heavy satiric and social criticism of The Pied Piper of Hamelin might in fact be a bit of a potential comprehension issue for younger children as an adult, it sure tickles my proverbial fancy, but as a child, I am not sure I would have even understood the majority of the diverse allusions, and might also have found the rhyme scheme itself a bit distracting and taxing And while Kate Greenaway s companying illustrations are lush and descriptive and I can certainly understand why and how she has an award for best UK illustrated children s book named in her honour , due to the salient truth that I am personally familiar with the German city of Hamelin, I actually tend tp find her depictions, her pictorial offering generally far British than German in nature and scope really not all that much of a major potential issue, but visual historical authenticity does seem bit lacking Interestingly enough
Excellent, vivid, brilliant One of the earliest works I read, first as Grimms tales and then as this poem, I was something in class V or VI, I guess, it left the strongest impression on me While the Grimms tales version inspired me to write my very first work of fiction at age 7 yrs, a poem about a princess with 7 pet rats or some such thing, can t recall much of it now but I was in love with my own very first work for a long time, just because these
, , , , , . I looked around on the FreeBooks app I bought and wandered across Browning s shorter poems The rhyme schemes entertain with exquisite grace I want of this classic poet 4.5 3.5 stars The poem, on its own, is an interesting and rhythmic piece of folklore As a children s book, however, I don t really think it works It certainly isn t a fun poem and I believe there are many other wonderful ways to introduce children to the world of poetry I feel that the language in the poem would be in
There are a few versions of Browning s THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN available, so if you like the text you might want to pick and choose your edition based on the illustrations.I think traditionally this text gets taught at secondary school, however, I can t see any reason why a year five or six class shouldn t be introduced to it The plot of the poem is of a stranger who comes to the town of Hamelin in Germany to rid the place of rats He completes his mission by luring them out of town and into the river with his pipe music However, when the time comes for the town council to pay him for his work, they will not, and so, as a truly macabre act of revenge, he lures the town s children away in the same way that he did with the rodents.It s a dark poem, and yet strangely hypnotic Based on a time when the town s children really were lost, purportedly to the plague or some other medical epidemic or perhaps to a landslide there are various suggestions Browning s interpretation may be a considered one of a number of secondary sources of art and literature depicting these events This poem is great to get discussion going, a literary detective case to piece together what actually might have happened when read in conjunction with other representations of the events in Hamelin It also offers the children the chance to write in their verse, what happened in Hamelin, based on Browning s poem, or perhaps turn their hands to journalism and write
The legend of the lost children of Hamelin Hameln has been retold many times, from Goethe s 1803 poem Der Rattenf nger , to the legend of Die Kinder zu Hameln, to be found in the collection of the Brothers Grimm English speakers however, are probably most familiar with Robert Browning s poem, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, which was first published in 1842, and which has given its name to most subsequent retellings of the tale, whether in prose or poetry.In this edition, Browning s work is presented in picture book format, with illustrations by Anatoly Ivanov It s interesting to note that although the cover artwork is painted to look like a stain glass window, the interior illustrations are in a different style altogether colorful, and much realistic than those to be found in Kate Greenaway s classic edition.Prompted by a question in the Children s Book group I moderate on another site, I have been rereading th