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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