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Dark, magical and exciting, Cat Weatherill's new fantasy takes the legend of the Pied Piper and gives it an unexpected twist. Mari and her brother Jakob have followed the enchanted music and are now trapped in a world of wild magic. A world as cruel as it is beautiful. And all the time, they are being stalked by a fearsome beast, who needs one of the children to break a centuries-old curse. But the price of breaking the curse is a terrible one ...A spellbinding and wild adventure, full of unexpected magic and danger.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141321141
ISBN-10: 0141321148
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 132mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » After five sparkling initial chapters, this Pied Piper retelling takes a sudden dive in quality and seems to switch genres. The opening scene features blissfully enchanted children dancing through Hamelin, trailing the Pied Piper away from their town forever. He leads them under Hamelin Hill and out the other side into Elvendale, an idyllic landscape of lush meadows and cozy farms, populated by "tall, handsome people with long, flowing hair, bright eyes, and a stealthy, catlike grace to their movements." The Piper is such an elf, but cursed for centuries for killing a stag in a forbidden forest: Each full moon, he bleeds afresh from a long-healed thigh wound and morphs into a bloodthirsty Beast. He steals Hamelin's children in the hopes of passing his curse along to an unknown special child with elven powers - Marianne or crippled brother Jakob, who are unknowingly half-elf. Weatherill's prose is warm and appealing on the Pied Piper arc, but her elven magic and curses vary between cliched and too random, rendering the overall piece forgettable. A shame. (Fantasy. 8-10) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Cat Weatherill

Cat Weatherill is a performance storyteller, performing internationally at storytelling and literature festivals, on national radio and television and at schools throughout the country. Her first book for Puffin, Barkbelly, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. She has also written Snowbone for the Puffin list. Cat lives in Wales with her musician husband.

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