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The Pied Piper of Hamelin


The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning and Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

Stunningly illustrated by Kate Greenaway in this edition of The Pied piper of Hamelin the story is told in masterful prose by storyteller Robert Browning who expertly tells us how the Pied Piper pipes the village free of rats, and when the villagers refuse to pay him for the service he exacts a terrible revenge. An excellent adaptation which will delight all ages.

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Catherine Greenaway (17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901) was an English Victorian artist and writer, known for her children’s book illustrations. She received her education in graphic design and art between 1858 and 1871 from South Kensington School of Art and the Royal Female School of Art, and the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1879 wood-block engraver and printer, Edmund Evans, printed her work in a book which became an instant best-seller, which established her reputation. Her collaboration with Evans continued throughout the 1880s and 1890s. Her style of drawing was extremely popular in England and internationally, sparking the Kate Greenaway style. Within a few years of her first publication Greenaway’s work was imitated in England, Germany and the United States.

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