The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Terry Pratchett
fantasy, young adult
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents - Terry Pratchett7.80

Imagine a million clever rats.
Rats that don't run.
Rats that fight...

Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has the perfect money-making scam. He's found a stupid-looking kid who plays a pipe, 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...

But when they reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, the little con suddenly goes down the drain. For someone there is playing a different tune. A dark, shadowy tune. Something very, very bad is waiting in the cellars.

The educated rats must learn a new word.


It's not a game any more. It's a rat-eat-rat world down there. And that might only be the start...

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Release date: November 2001
Genres: fantasy, young adult
Tags: carnegie medal, humor
Average rating: 7.80/10
Total ratings: 180
Updated: August 16, 2021

Discworld (for young readers) :: Series

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I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld (for young readers) #5)8.66
The Shepherd's Crown (Discworld (for young readers) #6)8.76