The Pied Piper of Hamelin

A German Folktale

From the Set Folktales from Around the World

The town of Hamelin is being overrun by rats! A mysterious traveling piper has the power to rid the town of the pests, but when he is cheated out of his payment, he gets revenge.

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  • Beginning of Text
  • Folktales
  • About the Illustrator
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 398.20943
Lexile 600
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Guided Reading Level M
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781609731427, 9781623230111
Copyright 2012, 2013
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 7.25 x 8.25, 7.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations

A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from School Library Journal on November 1, 2011

Old-fashioned in the best way, each book tells a story from a particular area. To maintain the traditional feel, the tales are narrated by a storyteller, and the illustrations, which include full-page color images as well as smaller black-and-white pictures, purposefully imitate styles native to the featured regions. A map and an explanatory note describing folktale traditions end each book. Perfect for reading aloud to a class or sharing one-on-one, these books have a nice range and should be considered as needed to fill in folklore collections where these areas are not well represented.

Author: Amanda StJohn

Illustrator: Dianna Bonder

Dianna Bonder has been illustrating children's books for the past 12 years. Dianna lives in her very own far away fairy tale place, called Gabriola Island just off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Her days are filled with laughter and art with her two daughters, two cats and two dogs.