The Pied Piper of Hamelin

By Kathleen Olmstead (Author), Sarah S Brannen (Illustrator)

Series Silver Penny Stories


Pub Date 4/1/2014

ISBN 9781402783494

Format Hardcover Picture Book



The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Kathleen Olmstead, Sarah S Brannen

When the Pied Piper comes to Hamelin, he offers to rid the town of all its rats. And he does—but when the Mayor wont pay what he promised, the Pied Piper takes a terrible revenge …


Kathleen Olmstead is the author of several Classic Starts books, including Anne of Avonlea and Moby Dick, as well as Jacques Cousteau: A Life Under the Sea and Matthew Henson: The Quest for the North Pole, both in the Sterling Biographies series.

Sarah Brannen has illustrated more than a dozen books for children, and is the author and illustrator of Uncle Bobbys Wedding (Putnam, 2008). She won the Ann Barrow Scholarship from the New England chapter of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators in 2007. Learn more about her at

Title Details

Pages 48 pages, all in color; 20 illustrations

Trim 4.5 x 6.56 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Picture Books | Fairy Tales & Myths

Age Range 3 to 6