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    DescriptionI WAS A RAT!' So insists Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he NOW? A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A money-spinning fairground freak? He is to Mr Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a downy card? That's what Billy hopes. Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. Only one of them knows who Roger really is. And luckily a story about her can sell even more newspapers than one about a rat-boy ...


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    Title
    I Was a Rat!
    Subtitle
    Or, the Scarlet slippers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Pullman, Illustrated by P. Bailey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 131 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440866398
    ISBN 10: 0440866391
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN, F7+
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AJ
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D3N79
    Libri: B-128
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AJ
    Thema V1.0: YFB
    Illustrations note
    b&w line drawings
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
    Publication date
    04 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS.
    Review quote
    "This is a highly artful, child-friendly pastiche which takes a famous fairy tale as its starting point, pokes fun at adult pretensions and gullibility on the way, and rattles along to a deeply satisfying conclusion" Daily Telegraph "Combining elements of fairy tale, satire, slapstick humour and suspenseful melodrama ... A glorious tale" Guardian "All life is here in this skilful unfolding of a very human tale from a great storyteller" The Bookseller "A comic genius of children's fiction" The Times "A skilful fusion of fairytale and contemporary culture, combining elements of satire, slapstick humour and suspenseful melodrama to create a wonderfully imaginative story that can be read on many levels" Writeaway!