Synopses & Reviews
Is Discworld ready for educated rats?
Set in the Discworld, a brand new and marvellously eccentric fantasy tale for young readers.
Maurice, an amazing cat, who has survived four years on the toughest streets in the whole of the Discworld, reckons that rats are dumb. Clever, OK, but dumb. Maurice, however, is smart -- smart enough to recognize that theres a new kind of rat around; rats that have been eating wizards rubbish and can now talk. And Maurice is also smart enough to get a pretty amazing idea when he spots a kid playing the flute. Now he has his very own Pied Piper to go with his “plague of rats”. And Maurices money-bags are getting fuller and fuller. That is, until the group reaches the far flung village of Bad Blintz.
Scruffy tomcat Maurice has the perfect fiddle going. He has a stupid-looking kid for a piper and his very own plague of strangely educated rats. And knowing the stories about rats and pipers, everyone is giving him money. Until they go to Bad Blintz and find someone playing a different tune.
Maurice has survived four years on the toughest streets of Discworld. He
reckons that rats are dumb, but he's smart enough to realise that there's
a new kind of rat around - rats who can talk. This smart cat gets his own
plague of rats and a Pied Piper but are there any ordinary rats left?
About the Author
Terry Pratchett is Britains bestselling living novelist. He lives behind a keyboard in Wiltshire and says he “doesnt want to get a life, because it feels as though hes trying to lead three already”. He was appointed OBE in 1998. He is the author
of the phenomenally successful Discworld series.