The Gift

  • A White Raven Choice for outstanding books, Bolgona Children’s Book Fair, 2001

This picture storybook is based on the famous narrative poem, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, by Robert Browning. When all the children are piped away, one little boy is left behind. This is his story. The gift of a flute opens the magical world to him where he can choose to save all the children of Hamelin. But what should he do? Greg Rogers’ stunning architectural illustrations complement the story.

Publisher: Random House, Australia

Year: 2000