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 . . .' Welcome to Russell Brand's Hamelin. A pompous and ugly town, where the grown-ups are all stuck up their own backsides and their greedy, bum-scratching offspring are usually squirrelling up their own noses. When a badass band of anarchic rats descends on this bombastic bunch, wreaking havoc all over Hamelin, there's only one man for the job: the wise and wily Pied Piper. In this first in a series of Trickster Tales, the inimitable Russell Brand brings his hilarious, riotous wit to The Pied Piper of Hamelin. There will be burps, farts and lots and lots of rats...
The inimitable Russell Brand brings his trademark humour to the classic children's tale, in this beautiful edition fully illustrated by Chris Riddell
An actor, comedian, radio host and writer, 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 four books including the Sunday Times bestselling memoir My Booky Wook. 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 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.