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  • Published: 7 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241326367
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

I Was A Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers




An intriguing and exciting tale about a rat who turned into a little boy and couldn't change back again, in this fairy story from master storyteller Philip Pullman.

'I WAS A RAT!' So insists Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he NOW?
A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers? A money-spinning fairground freak? A champion wriggler and a downy card? Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. Only one of them knows who Roger really is. And luckily a story about her can sell even more newspapers than one about a rat-boy ...

  • Pub date: 7 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241326367
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

About the Author

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford.

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Praise for I Was A Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers

“Philip Pullman has produced a perfectly shaped story here, a fairy tale, an adventure, a parody and certainly a book that shines, surprises and has the reader hooked from beginning to end.”

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