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Pied Piper of Hamelin,The : Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS - Browning,Robert(Illustrated Greenaway)

Pied Piper of Hamelin,The

Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS

Hardcover

Published: 21st October 1993
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"First published in 1842, Robert Browning's poetic version of the legend about the lost children of Hamelin is sub-titled 'A Child's Story' and was originally intended only for the private enjoyment of Willie Macready, young son of the famous actor. Once in print, it became a perennial favourite with generations of children (and compilers of poetry anthologies for children!) Kate Greenaway's illustrations, engraved by her regular printer Edmund Evans, were first published in 1888 and have become as popular as the poem itself, being considered by John Ruskin to be her finest work."

The dramatic events that Browning recorded in 1842 unfold as if they occurred yesterday in Peen's computer-generated illustrations, which show a historical setting but are unmistakably contemporary. Tugging at both the medieval and modern time periods, these scenes have bold, black, shivering lines and flat expanses of colors in subdued hues, overlaid by different color shapes. The details in this city, from the pillaging rats to the gluttonous council members, bring Browning's lesson home, although the details of the narrative, in the stylized art, are more abstract. Combining the Kate Greenaway edition and this one at a story hour would comprise the perfect launch for discussion of illustrators and their choices, and the stylistic differences between children's book art of the last century and this one. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9781857159226
ISBN-10: 1857159225
Series: Everyman's Library CHILDREN'S CLASSICS
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 21st October 1993
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 15.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1