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

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

Paperback Corgi Books

By (author) Terry Pratchett

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  • Publisher: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 176mm x 20mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 4 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552562920
  • ISBN 13: 9780552562928
  • Sales rank: 21,823

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It's not a game any more ...Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice - a streetwise tomcat - leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil ...

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Sir Terry Pratchett is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today. He is the acclaimed creator of the Discworld(R) series, the first title in which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. Worldwide sales of his books are in excess of 65 million, and they have been translated into 36 languages. He has written a number of titles for younger readers, including The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, which won the Carnegie Medal in the UK, and Nation, which was a Printz Honor Book in the US. He was awarded an OBE in 1998, and a Knighthood in 2009 for his services to literature.

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"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

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It’s not a game any more . . . Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice – a streetwise tomcat – leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept: evil . . . FROM MASTER STORYTELLER TERRY PRATCHETT ‘Wonderful– hilarious, brilliantly constructed and shot through with an edginess to balance the laughs’ SFX ‘Simply gripping story-telling’ The Times WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL