The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents - Terry Pratchett

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

By Terry Pratchett

  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 59 Ratings

Description

Carnegie Medal Winner * New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age * VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror * ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults * Book Sense Pick

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 beloved 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!

Reviews

  • A perfect read with the kids

    5
    By oldmicah
    Read this out loud with my six year old and both of us absolutely loved it. It is a rare book complex enough for an adult to love in a solo read and straight forward enough to share with kids. One of the big factors in triggering my son's love of reading. Thank you, Sir Pratchett!