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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

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ISBN13: 9780060012335
ISBN10: 0060012331
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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!

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular living authors in the world. His first story was published when he was thirteen, and his first full-length book when he was twenty. He worked as a journalist to support the writing habit, but gave up the day job when the success of his books meant that it was costing him money to go to work.

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ali11, February 27, 2007 (view all comments by ali11)
i've read this book in school and realy like it it is verry exiting and a great book to read, although i have only read the playscript vershon
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-super-truper-, February 24, 2007 (view all comments by -super-truper-)
I have been reading this book in school , and i dont think it is very good. The book gets going in the middle with a bit more excitment but it doesnt interest me. Its quite hard to get story line of the book at times and difficult to find information on the characters. Not one of my favourites of Terry Pratchetts.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060012335
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
November 2001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.89 in 16.72 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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