"Timeless style...just right for reaffirming one's belief in the power of story." -- Booklist
, *STARRED-Amazon Editors' Pick
for Middle Grade, July 2012.
-New and Notable Books for Children, Kirkus Reviews, June 2012.
“Stacy DeKeyser deftly updates the Pied Piper’s tale. The story scuttles with rats, of course, and you end up reading it on your hind legs.”—Richard Peck, Newbery Award-winning author of A Year Down Yonder
“With lilting language and a unique voice, DeKeyser spins a tale like no other. I loved it!”—Barbara O’Connor, author of How to Steal a Dog
“A surprisingly powerful retelling of the ancient story of the stranger with a magical musical instrument.”—Zilpha Keatley Snyder, three-time Newbery Honor winner
* "Fresh and satisfying for middle-grade readers."--Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED
"The folksy language and silhouette spot art give this Pied Piper-inspired story an old-fashioned quality that fans of fairy tales will appreciate."
(School Library Journal
"[V]ivid and intriguing."
"A well-fashioned addition to the Pied Piper shelf."
(The Horn Book
About the Author
is the author of the young adult novel Jump the Cracks
, as well as two nonfiction books for young readers. She lives in Connecticut with her family. To learn more, visit her online at StacyDeKeyser.com.