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I Was a Rat!

By: Philip Pullman
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Yearling
ISBN: 9780440416616
02/12/2002 - $6.99
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 is sure of it. A victim of “Rodent Delusion”? The hospital nurse says yes. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a budding thief? That’s what Billy thinks. 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—and a playful parody of the press, I Was a Rat! is a magical weaving of humor, fairy tale, and adventure.