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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Contributor(s): Pratchett, Terry (Author)

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ISBN: 0060012358     ISBN-13: 9780060012359
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Binding Type: Mass Market Paperbound - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2008
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Annotation: It's time for the rats to tell their side of the Pied Piper story. Think rats can't talk? These rats can, and not only that, they also read, disarm mousetraps, and concoct schemes with a genius cat known as the Amazing Maurice.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Fantasy - General
- Young Adult Fiction | Animals - Pets
- Young Adult Fiction | Humorous - General
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2001042411
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 550(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1" H x 4.4" W x 6.84" (0.38 lbs) 368 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 05/12/2003 pg. 69
Kliatt 07/01/2003 pg. 34
Publishers Weekly 05/12/2003
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 55308
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 9.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Winner of the 2001 Carnegie Medal

"One rat, popping up here and there, squeaking loudly, and taking a bath in the cream, could be a plague all by himself. After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe. And they were amazing when the rats followed hint out of town.

They'd have been really amazed if they'd ever found out that the rats and the piper met up with a cat somewhere outside of town and solemnly counted out the money."

The Amazing Maurice runs the perfect Pied Piper scam. This streetwise alley cat knows the value of cold, hard cash and can talk his way into and out of anything. But when Maurice and his cohorts decide to con the town of Bad Blinitz, it will take more than fast talking to survive the danger that awaits. For this is a town where food is scarce and rats are hated, where cellars are lined with deadly traps, and where a terrifying evil lurks beneath the hunger-stricken streets....

Set in Terry Pratchett's widely popular Discworld, this masterfully crafted, gripping read is both compelling and funny. When one of the world's most acclaimed fantasy writers turns a classic fairy tale on its head, no one will ever look at the Pied Piper -- or rats -- the same way again


Contributor Bio(s): Pratchett, Terry: -

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for "readers of all ages," was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire "for services to literature," Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.


 
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