• Title: The Peddler's Road
  • Author: MatthewCody
  • ISBN: 9780385755221
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Peddler s Road It is said that in the thirteenth century in a village called Hamelin a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute and none of them were ever seen again Today tough pink haired Ma
    It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again Today tough, pink haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern day Hamelin with their father until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle There tIt is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again Today tough, pink haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern day Hamelin with their father until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle There they meet the original stolen children, who haven t aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter s appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin and to going home themselves But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest down the dangerous Peddler s Road.

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    1. Full Disclosure 1: I received this ARC book thru NetGalley for an honest review.Full Disclosure 2: As those who read my reviews know, I tend to be partial to and look favorably upon fairy-tales of all-sorts. But, to this day, none of them have ever captured my imagnination quite as much the "PIed Piper of Hamelin". I've read countless variations of the classic tale, and read a number of reimaginings/re-telling/continuations that have shed new light to the Pied PIper mythos.The original story is [...]

    2. I thought the concept for this book sounded intriguing. Which it was but what sounds good on and what really is the truth are two different things. I can remember reading the story about the Pied Piper.The Start of this book was good. It started with the story of the Pied Piper and then flashed forward to the present day with Max and Carter. I felt bad for Carter, which is a good thing. It formed a connection with him. Than there is Max. She may be the big sister and have her moments of being a [...]

    3. E ARC from NetgalleyI had high hopes for this one. I had to deaccession What Happened in Hamelin by Gloria Skurzynski (Random House, 1993) because it was never read and smelled pretty funky, but I had to wait to weed it because there was a language arts teacher who adored it. This left me short of Pied Piper tales, and fairy tale adaptations do okay, especially with aforementioned LA teachers.This one had its moments, and I was fairly engrossed for about half the book. I liked that the family wa [...]

    4. A retelling! For a story I don't normally run into a retelling for! So of course I had to give it a shot.And boy am I glad I did!This particular retelling, if you cannot tell from the title is of the Pied Piper story. You know the one? The one where the pied piper comes and plays his music and removes all the rats from the town.Well in this one, once upon a time, he did do thatd then the village didn't pay the price that he asked, so he came and took all the children. Minus one - that kid couldn [...]

    5. The story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin has always held such a mysterious hold over me. I was so excited to find a series that will explore the depth of this fairy tale, and deliver insights into the reasons why the Pied Piper abducted, the children of Hamelin.And this story certainly doesn't disappoint! True it is a little slow in the beginning as the setup of the two main characters takes quite a while. But once the children are taken to New Hamlin the story takes off. It turns out to be a seri [...]

    6. The Peddler’s Road is a middle grade novel by Matthew Cody. This will be the first book in his new Secrets of the Pied Piper series, and is scheduled for release on October 27 2015. It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all but one of the town’s children away with his magical flute. Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin with their father until they are also led away by the Piper to a place [...]

    7. **An ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**2.5 stars. Review to come closer to publication. For now, I'll say that I enjoyed this one - to a point. I didn't ever get sucked into the story and I thought the pacing wasn't very good, but I loved the sibling dynamic and reading a retelling of the Pied Piper, however confusing that aspect of the story was to me, especially for the first half.

    8. What a delightful book! I love the combination of a pied piper retelling with other fairytales sprinkled in. I especially love seeing a hero with a disability and his experiences addressed but not "fixed". I can't wait for book two!

    9. When I started taking book recs from my nephewPart fantasy and part.'s like lit-lit for kids. Based on the fairy tale of the Pied Piper.

    10. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place", (The Animals 1964)Putting aside the magical apprentice, prophesied-one, and object quest fantasies, tales built around being taken away and having to get back home may be among the most durable of all story arcs. From The Odyssey to Wizard of Oz, people just want to go home.The Pied Piper tale may resonate because it's one of the few tales with no traditional resolution. The children of Hamelin are taken away - but to where and to what ultimate purpose? This boo [...]

    11. The book, The Peddler’s Road, by Matthew Cody, is about the pink-haired girl named Max and her little brother Carter. They are living with their father in a small home in modern-day Hamelin, where a strange myth has been passing around that an assumed Piper takes children away in the night to another place, the old Hamelin. They do not believe this at first, but they start getting slightly more suspicious as they see a play dedicated to the baffling myth.Their thoughts are totally turned aroun [...]

    12. In all honesty, I requested this book on Netgalley right after seeing the cover. I’m a sucker for covers really and this one just screamed “READ ME!!”. Well, to me at least. I didn’t know much about the story in advance, apart from it being a retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. I’ve always been fond of that story, because it’s a tat bit darker and more mysterious than the other stories I used to read as a child. It might be the main themes of revenge and greed, but it also might [...]

    13. I'm of two minds about this book. On the one hand, I liked it for several reasons. First, there aren't many stories about the Pied Piper, so it was original, as was his motivation for being what he was. Second, the children on Summer Isle were, in my view, well portrayed as being from the early 1200's. Their language, behavior and mannerisms were well drawn. On the flip side, this was a very malevolent story, dark, creepy (unnecessarily so in my view) and, at times, very cruel. It seemed as if s [...]

    14. This book is the fabulous first in the trilogy. If you loved Cody's writing in Powerless and that series, or in any of his other wonderful books, you'll love this one. It's filled with magic, family, and courage. It's about being selfless and struggling to overcome handicaps. It's really beautiful. Read the full review at: The Peddler's Road

    15. Always pay your debts.The villagers of Hamelin tried to stiff the rat catcher so he used his magic flute to steal away their children 700 years ago. Now, history may be repeating itselef. Creepy, imaginative, and oh, so fun!

    16. Cody, Matthew The Peddler’s Road (Secrets of the Pied Piper 1), 355 pgs. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. $17.99. Language G; Mature Content G; Violence G. Carter, and his older sister, Max, are staying in the legendary village of Hamelin, Germany, where the pied piper was said to have taken all the village children hundreds of years ago. When rats mysteriously appear, the children are transported to the Summer Isle, where they meet up with those lost children. In an effort to get home, they set off on [...]

    17. Fantastic take and retelling on the Pied Piper story and liken the facte piper seems to a complex character. he may be the villain but he seems to acting out of some kind of honor system which may or may not been good or not. In addition the beautiful yet dangerous magical world is depicted very well.

    18. I am a dad of my own now, but back when I was a kid, my early exposure to literature and music included nursery rhymes, fairy tales and Christmas songs. So any trivia game that involves these, I will likely know the answer. Since there are a lot of fairy tale retellings nowadays, I am enjoying my responsibility to pre-screen books that I pass on to my pre-teens by reading them first. Some I disapprove of (like children's stories made excessively dark and gruesome) and some I am delighted with. I [...]

    19. My name is Carter, and I've been kidnapped. Actually, remember the story of the Pied Piper? It's true! My sister Max and I woke up in New Hamelin where the kids from the fairy tale haven't aged in 700 years. Lukas tells us about a prophecy saying I'm the one who will help them all escape their timeless existence and return to the Human world. However, I will first need to free the Piper from his prison. But how could the Piper have kidnapped me if he's still imprisoned in the Black Castle? The c [...]

    20. The beginning was very slow and tedious. Once they were whisked away to another reality it was more interesting. but really the world building was weak. The sister babying the brother was annoying and the relationship didn't seem quite right. The sister overall seemed poorly developed or at least off on her motives. It might have been this sister that caused the brother sister relationship to feel wrong.The set up for the next book was interesting, but I won't continue this story most likely. Th [...]

    21. I never viewed the Piped Piper story as creepy, probably because I was exposed to the somewhat light-hearted 1950s musical film at a young age. So when I heard Matthew Cody was writing a twist on the tale, I had to read it to learn more about it (and the fact that I am a fantasy fanatic).First off, I never knew there was an actual plaque in Germany about 130 children being taken from Hamelin! That intrigued me right away and researched it, but sadly there was not a lot of reading on it.Secondly, [...]

    22. A great retelling of "The Pied Piper," in the fractured fairytale tradition, The Peddler's Road is an imaginative and increasingly dark re-imagining of a much-loved story. (Mini-disclaimer: I did a very different comedic short story take on the Pied Piper of Hamelin for KidTime Magazine about a decade ago.) After a bit of a slow start, the story really gets rolling. A pet peeve for me, are novels that don't resolve the primary story by the end. It's okay if the story is part of a trilogy arc, an [...]

    23. The Peddler's Road started off slow for me, but all of a sudden I was drawn in completely, but taken aback by how it ends. I really liked the characters, and fully believed in the world that Matthew Cody was making me visualize.However, I don't like the idea of this story becoming a series, since my previous versions had all been in one book. I'm sorry, but this is a problem for me, especially since I don't like cliffhangers.It may be the fact that I'm very familiar with the previous version of [...]

    24. In the thirteenth century, the Pied Piper made a deal with the inhabitants of Hamlin: He would get rid of the rats that overran their land for a large sum of money. After the rats were gone, the residents did not pay, so the Piper lured the children away with his magical flute. All except for one boy--a child who had trouble walking and could not keep up. Hundreds of years later, a young boy and his sister hear the piper's music and follow it to Summer Isle where the first children are still ali [...]

    25. Fun book that uses the Pied Piper of Hamlin as the starting point for an adventure. The ending leaves the two children in the story separated and sets the stage for the next book in the trilogy appropriately titled-Secrets of the Pied Piper. The next book to be published in this new series is the, "The Magician's Key." Max, a nonconformist young girl, and her brother Max travel to modern day Hamelin with their dad who does research on fairy tales. What the children find in this tale is that like [...]

    26. I love retellings of fairy tales, especially ones that tend to be overlooked for the more 'famous' stories. For me, this tale derived from the original Pied Piper is exactly what I am looking for. With a cute cast of characters, a nicely written plot, and a perfect setting, Matthew Cody does a decent job of spinning the Piper's ratty story. As with most retellings, they do change some of the story and for purest, this may not be the exact story for you. For others. this cute book is perfect for [...]

    27. The Peddler's Road started off slow for me, but all of a sudden I was drawn in completely. I felt close to the characters, and fully believed in the world that Matthew Cody created. Tying in an old tale to the world the characters are thrown into made the story really interesting, and leaves me anxiously awaiting the next in the series. Having never read anything by Matthew Cody before, I was hesitant to read the ARC, but I am very glad I came across it.I feel like this book is made for those wh [...]

    28. Have you ever wondered what happened to the lost children taken by the Pied Piper? All will become clear in this fairy tale within a fairy tale. Modern day New Yorkers Max, and her brother Carter, accompanied their father on a trip to Hamelin, Germany for his summer of research into some lost fairy tales. Huge rats, a portal, witches and other creatures populate this magical story for the late elementary set. This first book in a trilogy will be published in October.

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