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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents : (Discworld Novel 28) - Terry Pratchett

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

(Discworld Novel 28)

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Published: 26th May 2011
For Ages: 10+ years old
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Maurice, an amazing cat who has survived four years on the toughest streets in the whole of the Discworld, reckons that rats are dumb. Clever, OK, but dumb.

Maurice, however, is smart.

Smart enough to recognize that there's a new kind of rat around - rats who have been eating wizards' rubbish and can now talk. Smart enough to get a pretty amazing idea when he spots a stupid-looking kid playing the flute...

Now Maurice has his very own 'plague of rats' - and his own Pied Piper.

And his money-bags are getting fuller and fuller.

Until the group reach the farflung village of Bad Blintz...

"High comedy with unforgettable animal characters. The lightness of Terry Pratchett's wit (especially his word games) makes it easy to underestimate the more serious points of this story" -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian "Alongside the gags and pest-control politics, there are enough complex ideas about nature, nurture and understanding to satisfy a wide audience" Observer "One of Terry Pratchett's funniest creations of recent years... It all adds up to a wonderful book - hilarious, brilliantly constructed and, especially towards its conclusion, shot through with an edginess to balance the laughs" SFX "Excruciatingly funny, ferociously intelligent" Kirkus Reviews "The humour is sophisticated and demands that the reader keep up to speed. A passion for language, wordplay and puns bursts from the pages" -- Fiona Lafferty Daily Telegraph

Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983.

In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

Sadly Sir Terry Pratchett passed away at age 66 after a long battle with Alzheimers.

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ISBN: 9780552562928
ISBN-10: 0552562920
Series: Discworld Novels
Audience: General
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 5+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26th May 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.15