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I Was A Rat!

By: Philip Pullman
Format: Hardcover
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375801761
02/22/2000 - $15.95
Categories: Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title, Animals - Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, etc., Social Situations - Manners & Etiquette,

"I was a rat!"

So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge newspaper is sure of it. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew. A championship wriggler and a budding thief? That's the hope of Billy and his gang. A victim of "Rodent Delusion"? So says the hospital doctor.

Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. And it may take a royal intervention--and a bit of magic--to convince the rest of the world. . . .

Set against the backdrop of a royal wedding--with a pertinent parody of the press--here's Philip Pullman's youngest, funniest novel to date: a magical weaving of humor, fairy tale, and adventure.