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The Musicians of Bremen

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  40 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Four animals who are no longer wanted by their masters set out to become musicians in the town of Bremen, but along the way they encounter a den of thieves.
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Published January 31st 1974 by Ladybird Books Ltd
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Valerie
I think I actually read this in an English translation of the collections of the Brothers Grimm, or in one of the (color) Fairy Books. What I did NOT read was an illustrated version, so I can't speak to the quality of the illustrations in this edition.

The story of the Bremen Town Musicians is a perennial favorite. The discarded older animals make their own way in the world by cleverness and companionship. One point too many people seem to miss: the Bremen Town Musicians are convinced of their ow
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Phil Syphe
Feb 09, 2015 Phil Syphe rated it it was amazing
This was a childhood favourite of mine. I read this countless times, but sadly remember little of it now.

Despite this, I get a "rosy" feeling whenever I think of it, as it recalls happy boyhood escapism.

Reckon the last time I read this story would be around 1984, thus I've put this in the details below.
Jono
May 24, 2016 Jono rated it liked it
A group of farmyard animals, previously destined for death, form a boyband and stumble across feasting robbers (whose crimes they foil by attacking the weakest of the group with a cock to the head).
Sophie Cox
Dec 10, 2014 Sophie Cox rated it liked it
This odd tale is very odd but entertaining. There seems to be no real point to the book but I'm sure that if I read it again several times I would find a moral or a point to the story.
Petra Be
Dec 01, 2014 Petra Be rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember the story from my early childhood so it was nice to read it. Beautiful illustrations.
ABC
This book is good enough, but nothing special. It may be a little violent for really young kids. (Such as talk of drowning the cat because she is old to catch mice, or cooking and eating the cock because he is too old to crow.)

I am pleased we read this book because I think maybe my son has never heard this famous tale before!
Theresa
Aug 01, 2012 Theresa rated it liked it
the story of finding your place,and being part of a family
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