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 *
Series: Discworld Novels
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 5+
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26th May 2011
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.3 x 10.4 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.15