The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
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The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

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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 . . .show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 20mm | 180g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0552562920
  • 9780552562928
  • 5,812

About Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.show more

Review quote

"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 *show more

Review Text

"Excruciatingly funny, ferociously intelligent"show more

Back cover copy

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 PRATCHETTshow more

Rating details

28,540 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 35% (9,902)
4 39% (11,121)
3 22% (6,284)
2 4% (1,055)
1 1% (178)
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