Hamelin town has a plague of rats, and if something isn’t done soon, everyone will starve. The people vow to give up everything to rid the town of the rats. And so the help of the Pied Piper is enlisted to dispose of the nasty pests. He plays a sweet tune and the rats, dancing, follow the music to their end. But when the townsfolk refuse to pay the Piper, he takes up his flute and plays an even sweeter tune. This time, it’s the town’s children who follow.
- ISBN: 9780395899182
- Author: Holden, Robert
- Illustrator: Zak, Drahos
- Published: 1998 , Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books
- Themes: Animals, Folktales and Fairytales, Music, Rats, Revenge
- Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Europe, Folklore and Fairy Tales, Germany, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9)
- No. of pages: 28