The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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I’m selling a copy of The Pied Piper of Hamelin English Edition which is number 351 of the National Children’s Classics comic book series of National Book Store. (Click on the pictures to see more detail.)

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It seems that all the titles listed in the inner front, the inner back, and the outer back covers were made in two versions: English and Pilipino. The inner front cover has the text:

Help yourself to an array of famous stories of men and women in the annals of Philippine history, epics and mythology. Glean from them the historical and social aspects of our culture, for a better understanding of our national heritage and identity, so relevant to our progressive new society.

The outer front cover and the first page lists the writer as “M. Franco” (Manuel Franco). The first page has the signature “RARonquillo 73” indicating that the artist is R. A. Ronquillo. This issue must have been printed in 1973 or a few years later.

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The outer back cover has the text:

A sparkling chest of stories and tales of children’s literature from which the happy child can obtain many hours of pleasure and delight.

The comic book has 40 newsprint pages (with black and white art) excluding the glossy cover (black and white on the inside, full-colored on the outside). The front cover does not list the price (although the number 165 has been stamped on it). The inner back cover and the outer back cover has a price but this has been obscured by marker pen ink.

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6 thoughts on “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”

  1. hello

    Thank you for prompt respond. Before I come to Canada I was a foreign student in southern India. I happened to have few comic books of the National Classic Comic series. Now after many years I like to collect the whole series.. I have about 100 of them ,but there are many more. If you want to sell your copies I pay you 20 dollar per copy. If you don’t want to sell it, a digital scan will suffice as well. I collect the comic books of meaning full stories. I have Indian series in English called: Amar Chitra Katha.( many in digital form that I can share it with you). I have series called; Classic Illustrated, all of them in original edition( I have the whole series in digital form that I can share it with you…..I am a phd holder in philosophy but there is a child inside as Christ says that I don’t want to ignore. If You like I can arrange for you to visit Canada anytime. tell me how many copies do you have?

    Best Regard

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