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Long Ago and Far Away; Pied Piper of Hamlin, The


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Long Ago and Far Away
Pied Piper of Hamlin, The
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Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

A mysterious stranger saves the town of Hamlin from a plague of rats by luring them away with his magic pipe. But when the town refuses to pay him, the piper takes his revenge by again playing his pipe--only this time the music calls to all the town's children who follow his across the mountains, never to be seen again.



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Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Pied Piper of Hamlin, The,” 10/16/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B70893ABE044A6386075A3B0A3FE08C.
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; Pied Piper of Hamlin, The.” 10/16/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B70893ABE044A6386075A3B0A3FE08C>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; Pied Piper of Hamlin, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B70893ABE044A6386075A3B0A3FE08C
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