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.
- Beginning of Text
- About the Illustrator
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.5|
|Guided Reading Level||M|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 8.25, 7.25 x 8.25|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, 1-color illustrations|
A Review of "Folktales from Around the World" in School Library Journal
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.