The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Book 28, DiscWorld

Terry Pratchett

Great for age 12+
Terry Pratchett returns to children's stories and to his infamous Discworld withAmazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, a clever spin on the Pied Piper fairytale with a lavish sprinkling of the Practchett magic. Maurice is a talking cat who leads a band of rather special rats from town to town to fake invasions of vermin. Keith, in cahoots with Maurice, turns up with his flute and leads the rats out of town--a hefty reward in tow. It's a scam that works perfectly... until they arrive in the town of Bad Blintz and their ruse is sussed by the young girl Malicia. Maurice and his mice realise they are about to be caught in the middle of something rather bad.This is a fresh and funny adventure story that allows Pratchett to make free use of his immense comic talents (the talking rats are easily some of his most hilarious creations). It's also full of cute little ideas: the mice take their names from cans and packets lying in rubbish dumps, so we have heroes called Big Savings and Best Before. Terry Pratchett has created a wonderful, old-fashioned tale where the subtle morals and lessons never hinder the action. Younger children may initially struggle with Mr Pratchett's unusual style, but once they get to grips with the humour, this will be a laugh-a-minute for both kids and their parents. (Ages 8 and over)--Jon Weir


The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett won the Carnegie Award in 2001. It currently has an age rating of 12+ years and a 5 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is book 28 in the series Discworld. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is categorised as fiction. It was created especially for YA readers. The book includes the person Great A'Tuin. The locations of Discworld are linked with this book.

Genres: Fantasy, Humour and comic fantasy

Tags: real person, Imaginary place, Dwarfs, Gnomes, Golems, Trolls, Undead, witches, Wizards, History Monks, Assassins and Rats

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