Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Steel Pan Man of Harlem. by Colin Bootman

Bootman, Colin The Steel Pan Man of Harlem. Carolrhoda (Lerner), 2009. $16.95. PICTURE BOOK. The Pied Piper of Hamelin has been transplanted to mid-1900’s Harlem, New York in this version that has a Caribbean steel drum instead of a flute as its instrument. Bootman has written this book in honor of his Trinidadian heritage, his steel pan uncles and the vibrant culture of Harlem. Any teacher could read the original version of they Pied Piper story, but then make sure you follow it up with this modern twist. EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

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