Pay the Piper (Paperback)

A Rock 'n' Roll Fairy Tale

By Jane Yolen, Adam Stemple

Starscape, 9780765350411, 192pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/16/2005)

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Description

A rock 'n' roll band to die for….

When fourteen year old Callie McCallan scores a backstage pass to interview the lead singer of the famous band Brass Rat, she's thrilled. Peter Gringras is so cool. When he plays his flute, it's as if he has some kind of hypnotic power. But there is something strange about him, something Callie can't quite put her finger on. Then, on Halloween night, Callie's little brother Nicky disappears, along with all the other children in town. It's crazy, but Callie thinks she knows where the children have gone--and who took them. To prove it, and to rescue Nicky and the other children, Callie must journey to a mythical world filled with fantastical creatures. A world from which there may be no return….



About the Author

Jane Yolen is one of the most distinguished and successful authors for young readers and adults in the country. The author of more than 250 books, including the immensely popular "Devil's Arithmetic," she is the winner of dozens of prestigious awards, among them the World Fantasy Award and two Christopher Medals. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Adam Stemple is a professional rock 'n' roll musician who has recorded a number of albums and owns his own music company. While he has had short stories published, "Pay the Piper" is his first book for young readers, and his first novel collaboration with his mother. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife, Betsy, and their two children.


Praise For Pay the Piper: A Rock 'n' Roll Fairy Tale

"Jane Yolen, a mistress of fantasy, has teamed up with her rock-and-roll musician son to develop a series crossing classic tales with contemporary music. This debut effort is a thriller."--The Washington Post on Pay the Piper

"Veteran storyteller Yolen works with her musician son on this new interpretation of the Pied Piper of Hamelin story that will intrigue those…who enjoy retellings of familiar stories or are lured by tales of the Faerie realm."--VOYA on Pay the Piper

"A rollicking good riff on the Pied Piper…. An entertaining as well as meaty read."--Booklist on Pay the Piper

"This swift and entertaining read…skillfully blends ancient magic with music and contemporary teen life."--Kliatt on Pay the Piper






"This debut effort is a thriller."



"A rollicking good riff on the Pied Piper…. An entertaining as well as meaty read."



"This swift and entertaining read…skillfully blends ancient magic with music and contemporary teen life."