'Long, long ago, not in your time, nor in my time, but once upon a time, a poor old donkey led a sad, sad life.’
So begins this lively new version of the classic fairy-tale, ‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ retold by Carnegie medal winning author Susan Price and gorgeously illustrated by Andrew Price.
The tale tells of four old animals, a donkey, a dog, a cat and a cockerel, thrown out of their homes because they are too old and worn out to work anymore.
But, led by the ever-cheerful donkey, the animals refuse to give into despair. They make a plan: they will go to Bremen and become famous musicians.