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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407070506
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents




A fantastic new B- format edition of the master storyteller's Carnegie Medal- winning junior Discworld novel.

Imagine a million clever rats. Rats that don't run. Rats that fight- Maurice, a scruffy tomcat with an eye for the main chance, has the perfect fiddle going. He has a stupid-looking kid for a piper, and he has his very own plague of rats- rats who are strangely educated, so Maurice can no longer think of them as 'lunch'. And everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers- and is giving him lots of money- Until they try the trick in the far- flung town of Bad Blintz, and the nice little con suddenly goes down the drain. Someone there is playing a different tune. A dark, shadowy tune. Something very, very bad is waiting in the cellars. The rats must learn a new word. Evil. And it's not a game any more...

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407070506
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

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

Guardian

Simply gripping story-telling

The Times

For sheer green-eyed-monster writer's envy, I have to confess to wishing I'd been the author of The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.Not only is it 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 book uses humour to illuminate, rather than to satirise...Were Terry not demonstrably a master craftsman already, The Amazing Maurice might be considered his masterpiece. It demonstrates, if there was any doubt, that he is, unquestionably, a master

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.

Writing Magazine

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