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  • Published: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780552576802
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $14.99

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

A brand new edition of the Carnegie-medal-winning book, from master story-teller Terry Pratchett. With magical illustrations from Laura Ellen-Andersen

Even wizards produce leftovers.

But a wizard’s rubbish is laced with magic, and for the rats that forage this rubbish, the magic has changed them – they can speak and read, and have rather grand ambitions for a comfortable retirement.

Which is perfect for a con-cat like Maurice. He has his own magical talents, and wants to get rich quick. Together with the rats, and young (rather simple) Keith, the ‘piper’, they work the towns to create their very own plague of rats - then lure them away for cash.

But in the run-down town Bad Blintz, this little con goes wrong, and suddenly these educated rodents aren’t playing to the piper’s tune . . .

  • Published: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780552576802
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.


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Praise for The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Ethically challenging, beautifully orchestrated, philosophically opposed to the usual plot fixes of fantasy


Simply gripping story-telling

The Times

Powerful, passionate, mordantly funny and, at one point, unbearably sad, it is that rarest of things: a book that is heaven to read out loud to a pyjama-clad child

Debi Gliori, Daily Telegraph

An astonishing novel . . . I marvelled at the ferociousness of the humour, and the willingness to go into dark places . . . The Amazing Maurice might be considered his masterpiece.

Financial Times

Great yarn written in fairly simple text

Liverpool Echo

Will take you on a fantastic journey . . . Wonderful, funny and gripping

Kids Alive

It is far more than a fantasy about talking animals but about a man's relationship with the fellow creatures with which he shares this planet

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