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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld, Bk 28)
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents - Discworld, Bk 28 Author:Terry Pratchett One rat, popping up here and there, squeaking loudly, and taking a bath in the cream, could be a plague all by himself. After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe. And they were amazing when the rats followed hint out of town. — They'd have been rea... more »lly amazed if they'd ever found out that the rats and the piper met up with a cat somewhere outside of town and solemnly counted out the money.
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 widely popular 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!
Winner of the Carnegie Medal Best Novel 2002.« less
This book takes place in disc world, but could be read as a stand alone book for children. Terry Pratchett turns a few fairy tales on their ears, and with a little thought you can guess which one(s). Delightful story for lovers of Pratchett or Fantasy tales.
Terry Pratchett is a funny guy. Here's the blurb "Something evil lurks here, something that can drive even the most educated rodents out of their minds with fear. Enter the Amazing Maurice: talking cat, genius con artist, and mastermind behind the greatest Pied Piper scheme in Discworld's history."