Losing The Children

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|Michael Rosen explores the meaning behind the tale of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.|Author Michael Rosen explores the meaning behind one of Germany's greatest fairy tales, The Pied Piper of Hamelin. From February 2005.|It's the most famous tale of child abduction in the World.|Broadcaster and children's poet Michael Rosen explores the truth behind the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and discovers why a mediaeval story about the loss of a town's children has had such a powerful resonance through the centuries.|Also, how a 16th century 'cover up' sought to introduce a red herring to the tale in the form of rats.