The Bremen-Town Musicians

The Bremen-Town Musicians

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Overview

A retelling of the Grimm Tale in which an old donkey, dog, cat, and rooster no longer wanted by their masters, set out for Bremen to become musicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812468984
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Series: Picture Yearling Book
Sales rank: 456,535
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

ILSE PLUME is the internationally renowned children’s book author and illustrator of The Bremen Town Musicians (a Caldecott Honor Book), The Year Comes Round: Haiku through the Seasons, St. Francis and the Wolf, and more. Ilse has an MFA from Drake University and she studied printmaking at the Santa Reparata Studio in Florence, Italy. She teaches at the School for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Find out more about her work at ilseplume.com.

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The Bremen-Town Musicians 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ekstewar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: The story of a donkey, cat, dog and rooster whose owners no longer see value in them take off to Brementown to be musicians. Genre: FolktalePersonal Reflection: I remember reading another version of this folktale when I was young and really like the story. Concept: There is so much good here! This story teaches kids that you can do whatever you set your mind to, that even if a door closes-a window opens, that you can do unexpected and wonderful things even if no one else sees it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book really cute. It has a twist in the ending which I found funny. It's about a group of animals who are heading to Bremen Town to become musicians. It starts with a donkey who was 'Fearing the worst' because he couldn't help the farmer anymore. On the way he met a rooster, dog, and cat who joined him on his journey. 'The friends walked on and on, but Bremen-Town was still a long way off'. When they stop and rest for the night is when the twist comes in. When I first began reading the story, it reminded me of the 'Wizard of Oz'. Plume, Ilse. The Bremen-Town Musicians. Bantam Doubleday Dell Books, 1980.