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by Robert Browning

1888

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning.

"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is a classic narrative poem about a man who is asked to rid a town of its rats. But when the greedy mayor won't pay, the Pied Piper takes revenge by luring the townpeople's children away. 

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Power & Greed and Revenge & Betrayal as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Does money buy happiness?" and "Is revenge ever justified?"

Ways to support your child: