Author(s): Russell Brand
'Once upon a time, a mysterious time that exists through a window in your mind, a time that seemed, to those present, exactly like now does to us, except their teeth weren't so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin...' The Pied Piper of Hamelin is Russell Brand's retelling of the classic children's story. You'll be enchanted and revolted in equal measure by the host of characters you meet along the way: the anarchic rats, the arrogant townspeople, sharp-eyed Sam and of course the Pied Piper himself, all brought to life in Brand's inimitable style and with the illustrations of Costa Award-winner Chris Riddell.
Welcome to Russell Brand's Hamelin, where revolution is afoot ...
* Russell Brand's new book is a must-buy. Making his children's literature debut, Russell adds his magic to the tale of the legendary rat catcher, accompanied by mesmerising illustrations from Chris Riddell OK! Magazine * Every page is crowded with brightly coloured, immaculately illustrated characters Independent
Comedian Russell Brand is an international phenomenon. As well as starring in movies such as Get Me to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Despicable Me, he is also the author of six books including the Sunday Times bestselling memoir My Booky Wook and Revolution. In 2011 Brand was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Comedy Award at the British Comedy Awards. He toured his most recent stand-up show The Messiah Complex worldwide. He regularly writes for the Guardian and recently guest-edited an issue of the New Statesman. Illustrator Chris Riddell is a Costa prize-winning illustrator, author and the current Children's Laureate. He has worked as a political cartoonist for the Economist, the Independent and the Observer and has achieved international success through his collaboration with Paul Stewart (The Edge Chronicles). He has illustrated an exceptional range of books and is winner of many illustration awards, including the UNESCO Prize and the Greenaway Medal and also writes and creates his own books, such as the highly-acclaimed Ottoline and the Costa prize-winning Goth Girl.