Item description for The Bremen Town Musicians by Ilse Plume...
Overview The winner of a Caldecott Honor Award, a retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale about a group of animals who sings and plays their way into a new home is illustrated by glowing pictures in forest shades. Reprint.
Publishers Description Once there lived a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster who had grown too old to be useful to their masters. Because their masters want to get rid of them, they run away. They meet on the road and decide to go to Bremen-Town to be street musicians.
Soon, they discover a cozy cabin occupied by robbers. The four friends have an idea and manage to scare the robbers away by making the loudest music they can. Now they can settle into a new home.
Awards and Recognitions The Bremen Town Musicians by Ilse Plume has received the following awards and recognitions -
Caldecott Medal - 1981 Honor Book - Picture Book category
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Studio: Dragonfly Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.92" Width: 10.2" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 9, 1998
Publisher Dragonfly Books
ISBN 0440414563 ISBN13 9780440414568
Availability 0 units.
More About Ilse Plume
Sid Farrar works in publishing and lives with his wife, Wendy, in Minnesota. He has three grown children, Dan, Rose, and Jacob, and a grandson, Vinny. Sid wrote poems for his kids when they were little, including some of the poems in this book. He enjoys the change of seasons on his walks in the woods and around the lakes of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Bremen Town Musicians?
A Favorite Story Beautifully Illustrated Jan 10, 2007
My children and grandchidren love this story. I bought the book to read to my youngest grandchild, who is 2 and a half. We love both the story and the pictures. We also have fun braying, barking, meowing and crowing like the heroic animals in the story. When her dad was her age we lived in Germany and visited Bremen and saw the statue of the animals.
Fun to share with others. Mar 22, 2006
The illustrations are delightful for this traditional story. A great gift for any child or adult.
ISLP (R) Jul 25, 2004
Some animals were going to Bremen Town to be musicians. On the way they saw some robbers. They kicked them out and the animals never went to Bremen-Town. The donkey kicked the robber with his hind legs, that is why I liked the book.
ISLP (L) Jul 25, 2004
The animals were going to Bremen Town to be musicians because the owners were going to kill them. On the way to Bremen Town, they met some robbers. The animals stole a house from the robbers. I liked this book because the robbers looked funny.
Always a place in my heart Jan 10, 2003
Of all the stories my father read to me as a child, this was my favorite. Its endearing story of self-discovery is timeless, and not to mention quite humorous for a six year old boy. It reminds me of a time far less complicated and will thus always hold a special place of affection for me. This was the Catcher in the Rye of my Elementary years. I would highly recommend this to anyone with children looking for quite simply a flat out good story to read them that they will enjoy.