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The Bremen Singers-bookcover

By: Moira Brown

The Bremen Singers

Pages: 58 Ratings: 4.0
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When Rooster, Cat, Dog and Donkey must flee their homes, they feel afraid and alone in the world. They meet on the road and are surprised to find others in a similar situation. They quickly become friends. The rooster has the idea of going to Bremen to become a busker, since he has such a good voice. The others assure him that they, too, are musical, with good singing voices, and form a quartet!

On the way to Bremen, they spy a house, off-road, in the forest. They had just been thinking about shelter for the night. Maybe they can sing for their supper, too. But the house is the hideout of a gang of robbers, who are not likely to welcome passing travellers.

How is it, then, that the four friends are able to take possession of the house, and live there, peacefully, for a while? Suddenly, everything changes when visitors arrive. Is it for the better?

Moira Brown is a retired teacher, living in Newcastle, Australia. The idea of writing The Bremen Singers came from taking her grandchildren to the local Young People’s Theatre, and from buying some photographs of Bremen, which now hang on a wall in her home. Thus the work started off as a play, then a musical, before it was put into book form.

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  • Sue Aus

    A fairytale retold - great for middle grade readers! Loved this book for its retelling of this Grimm's fairytale- simple language , clear storyline, and the ending in Bremen. Nearly each chapter illustrated and vocabulary exercises and questions at the book's end. with it's themes of independence, cooperation, honesty and justice it would be ideal for classwork or home study or simply the enjoyment of reading!

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