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Zadziwiający Maurycy i jego edukowane gryzonie (Discworld #28)

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Nowe wydanie w przekładzie Piotra W. Cholewy!
Maurycy, uliczny kocur, wymyślił perfekcyjny numer, gwarantujący godziwe zyski. Wszyscy znają historie o szczurach i grajkach, a Maurycy ma na podorędziu głupawego z wyglądu dzieciaka z fletem oraz własną plagę szczurów – dziwnie wyedukowanych szczurów. Ale w dalekim miasteczku Blintzowe Łaźnie chytry plan Maurycego zaczyna się
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Paperback, 212 pages
Published February 10th 2011 by Prószyński i S-ka (first published 2001)
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Dan Schwent
Maurice, a talking cat, leads a group of talking mice and a stupid-looking kid into a town called Bad Blintz looking for one last score with their pied piper scam. Only Bad Blintz has troubles of its own...

Terry Pratchett really knows how to write a kids book. I would have devoured this thing when I was a lad. Maurice and the rats are good characters, as is Keith, the aforementioned stupid-looking kid. The origin of Maurice and the rats' intelligence was fairly well done. Hell, it's a fantasy st
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Clouds

Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my FINISHING THE SERIES! list.

I loves me a good series! But I'm terrible for starting a new series before finishing my last - so this reading list is all about trying to close out those series I've got on the go.


I remember being given a copy of Reaper Man wh
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Melki
Maurice watched them argue again. Humans, eh? Think they're lords of creation. Not like us cats. We know we are. Ever see a cat feed a human? Case proven.

Maurice and his savvy, talking rodents arrive in town, ready once again to pull the old "Pied Piper" scheme. They scare the bejeezus out of the townsfolk, nibble on the comestibles and widdle everywhere. The citizens waste no time hiring Keith to play his magic flute, rats follow him out of the village, everybody splits the money and VOILA! - i
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Mariel
Mar 09, 2011 Mariel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Crispin Glover
Recommended to Mariel by: Michael Jackson
What was up with that bullshit message of Ratatouille? (I hope I'm spelling that correctly. I'm gonna look so dumb! In my defense, I've always been the pickiest of eaters.) That whole "Don't steal from humans!" thing. They were rats! What did they care if humans stuck flags and paper umbrellas in every little thing? They shouldn't. The rat had as much right to saffron as stupid Lugini did.

The rodents in Terry Prachett's Maurice and his Educated Rodents are - D'oh! Sorry, Maurice! The AMAZING Mau
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Carolyn
This is Terry Pratchett's first YA Discworld novel and as to be expected it is a lot of fun.It's based on the Pied Piper story with Maurice the talking cat, a band of talking rats (they all ate something strange at the dump) and a stupid looking kid who plays the flute. They go from village to village scamming the villagers into paying for the piper to rid the town of rats who are running amok, widdling on the cheese and swimming in the cream. The rats are very cute with names they've taking fro ...more
Alice
Well, I have definitely learned a lot about rats. I have mixed feelings about this book. Terry Pratchett is usually SO GOOD at mixing light-hearted silliness with a more macabre subject matter, but this time something felt a little… off. The rats are great at first, a nice blend of ratty grossness and the angst that comes with sudden enlightenment… or puberty. The rat characters are well-developed and as authentic as a bunch of talking rats can be. Maurice the cat is also a wonderful character.

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Patrick

Re-Read this recently while traveling. It's interesting to see Pratchett's first run at writing something officially YA.

It's a good read. Smart. Funny. And pleasantly stand-alone. It's easy to see why he won the Carnegie award for it.

But in my opinion, it doesn't hold a candle to his later YA books that feature Tiffany Aching: Wee Free Men, Hat Full of Sky, etc.

The Wee Free Men

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Jamez Beech
I recently reread this book and by "reread" I mean I listened to the audiobook, which is usually what I mean when I say reread (As a side note, Stephen Briggs is a great reader and I was pleasantly surprised to find that he used the same voice for Dark Tan as he does for Sam Vimes). I remember that the first time I read it, I didn't really like it that much, partly because it wasn't about Tiffany Aching and mostly because I was taken aback by the tone of the story. The Amazing Maurice is easily ...more
Cory Hughart
This is a 'young adult' novel? I think Terry must have gotten fed up with the run-of-the-mill children's books and decided to do a sort of parody of them, one where the characters constantly make references to the fact that real life is not like 'Mr. Bunnsy Has an Adventure'.

This is definitely a novel that teens can digest, but there are some parts that are even more grim and depressing than many of Pratchett's 'adult' books. I am reading the Discworld series in order of publication, and I was d
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Ghost Ryter
I've been meaning to read something by Sir Terry Pratchett for about two years, and now that I have...

The man was brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I was expecting a funny, wacky take on the Pied Piper story, and that's what I thought I was reading for nearly half of it. But then it became much, much more. The hilarity and cleverness was unexpectedly woven with something very profound. Would you call this book a political/social commentary? I'm not sure. That sounds dry and heavy though, and The
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Wastrel
A children's take on Discworld - but while that may mean it's simpler, it doesn't mean it's not just as dark. Not ideal for very young children, those prone to nightmares, or those who don't like rats...

For adult fans, it's a pleasant return to some elements of Pratchett's earlier writing (particularly the Bromeliad), with all the polish and sophistication of his later work. Doesn't read as any more child-oriented than many of his early Discworld novels, like Equal Rites or Mort - less sly sexua
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Anastasia
Io amo la mia copertina. Ma, ma..è adorabile, e poi gli occhietti che riflettono la luce apposta. Cioè, questa copert..ehm, sì. Parliamo del libro.
Primo libro di Terry Pratchett: prova passata con buoni voti. La storia è sempre una storia per bambini, però è piacevole anche per chi è cresciutello. Divertente e carina, intrisa anche di riflessioni dal tono personalissimo dei topi Mutanti (che non sono come gli altri topi), specie su cosa c'è dopo la morte. Il Grande Topo? A proposito di nomi: fan
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Camilla P.
Che dire, sono rimasta molto sorpresa. E' un libro godibilissimo, a tratti molto profondo, a tratti particolarmente ironico. Un libro in cui i Topi sono più umani degli Umani, in cui l'autore propone riflessioni profonde mascherate da racconto per bambini. Certo, i momenti divertenti non mancano, ma sono rimasta colpita soprattutto da questi pensieri che, attraverso la bocca di Fagiolino, Pesche, Abbronzante, Sardine, e tutti i Mutanti, raggiungono chi legge e rimangono nella testa, a far arrove ...more
MB (What she read)
12/9/08 first read: I find it amazing how many important concepts Terry Pratchett manages to pack into this little 278 page book!

7/22/13: Reread. Love the way the rats develop their civilization: thinking, writing, teaching, learning, religion, protecting their future, and that of those weaker than themselves. Even hints of suffrage for females. Best of all is Darktan (and others) learning the responsibilities of leadership. As always with Pratchett, simple and fun--but deep down so very very wi
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Rasjel
The Amazing Pratchett and His Gleeful Renditions

"Humans, eh? Think they're lords of creation. Not like us cats. We know we are. Ever see a cat feed a human? Case proven."

"'If you don't turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else's story.'
'And what if your story doesn't work?'
'You keep changing it until you find one that does.'"
Mjhancock
Maurice, the intelligent cat, masterminds a team of similarly intelligent rats and a boy piper in a scam that's very familiar. They travel to a new town, only to find out that someone's beaten them to it, and that someone doesn't like sharing.
This is one of my favorite Pratchett books. While shorter than most, it still contains many of the major themes of its more "adult" brethren, and does it better to boot. There's discussions on the nature of humanity, the value of stories, and meaning of dea
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Amanda Cole
I like cats, especially talking ones who swindle people out of their money. I like philosophy, particularly when talking rats, whom I also like, are the ones doing it (but, some of them prefer to tap dance). I like stupid-looking kids who wind up kind of being heroes, and snotty know-it-all girls who read too many books and think that life should work like a story, when life can always be worse than the most terrifying story you can think of. In fact, I think that's what 'The Amazing Maurice' is ...more
Tracey
Last Read Feb 2003

Finished The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett. For just over 250 pages, it was a pretty quick read. I'm of two minds about it being a juvie - some of the descriptions were a bit grim, for example. But then again, ya gotta learn the hard lessons sometime. Not quite as serious as some of his later Discworld novels (see my comments on Night Watch) but a more polished work than the early ones.

The rats' names were a hoot - I may adopt Dangerous Beans as a
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Rolly Stardust
Bellissimo! Ho adorato questo libro, Maurice in primis, forse uno dei più belli di Pratchett, gli Dei l'abbiano in gloria.
T4ncr3d1
Primo - e finora unico - libro di questo autore che leggo. Si inserisce in un filone che potremmo dire di fantasy parodico.
Rinunciando a qualunque pretesa di "letterarietà", Terry Pratchett si limita a scrivere brevi romanzi di ambientazione fantasy, con lo scopo di sovvertire il genere stesso. Così, in questa storia strampalata, i cui protagonisti sono degli animali che cercano di raggirare gli uomini, è ricco di piccole e sottili citazioni (il pifferario magico, su tutti, ma anche molte favol
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Lupurk
Sono definitivamente innamorata di quest'uomo! Si può forse non amare un autore che ti fa ridere da sola mentre leggi, infila ragionamenti filosofici in un libro per bambini e ti tiene incollata alla pagina dall'inizio alla fine?
La lettura in lingua, poi, aggiunge il fascino dell'originalità...per quanto bravo sia un traduttore, alcuni scambi di battute non rendono nemmeno la metà in traduzione, quindi la mia lettura del mondo disco procederà in lingua originale, è deciso! Grazie di esistere, T
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Rick Riordan
Another author I was slow in finding, Pratchett has a wicked and beautifully twisted sense of humor. I would call this book a recrafting of the Pied Piper story, but that really doesn't even begin to describe it. All the characters, human or otherwise, are wonderfully drawn, and the story is well worth your time. Sheesh, this guy is prolific, too. I need to get back to work now!
Аделина 'Змей' Генова
- Слушай какво ще ти кажа. Ако не превърнеш живота си в приказка, просто ставаш част от нечия друга приказка.
- А ако приказката ти не става?
- Сменяш я, докато не намериш такава, дето ще става.


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Lorelei
Every time I re-read this story I am truly amazed at how good it is. I always cry, no spoilers, despite the fact that I know what happens. And I always end with a smile on my face, happy that some stories just end - right.
Quique Castillo Aguilera
El planteamiento es original: un conjunto de ratas transformadas, pensantes, racionales, parlanchinas, dirigidas por un gato con las mismas cualidades y a las que acompaña un chico con cara de tonto que toca la flauta. Juntos estafan allá por donde pasan reproduciendo el patrón argumental del cuento "El flautista de Hamelin", porque, de alguna forma, esta novela de Terry Pratchett es una reformulación del cuento tradicional, de la fábula, con todas esas ratas hablando y bailando, con las mencion ...more
Virginia Hill
I have no idea why this is labeled as a children's book. This is a fantastic story and can be incredibly dark. I want to make all the people I know read it, but this story makes a fantastic point. Most of them won't read it because the main characters are animals and that is seen as being too childish despite the content. After reading this I'm seeing the truth of that in a whole new light. We can claim that we love animals and truly love our pets, but we can't even take a book with one of our p ...more
Badseedgirl
Terry Pratchett’s The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents is the 28th book in his stand alone series of novels set in the magical realm of Discworld, it is only the 4th novel I have read but Discworld already feels like a safe and familiar home to me. It is funny that this is the first “Discworld” novel written for a YA audience because I have always felt that there was something incredibly sweet about the “Discworld”. That is not to say that there is not evil and maliciousness to be found ...more
Robert Sloan
Oddly enough this one competes for my top favorite Terry Pratchett book. I think a great deal of it is that Maurice is a Real Cat as much as a Real Character. I'm as soft on cats as any cat lover. But like most real cat lovers, I like cats as they are and don't expect them to be cute little fluffy bunnies with pointed ears. They're fanged, clawed, whip-quick obligate carnivores with a sense of humor all too human at times and a wicked intelligence. The pleasure of having a cat is knowing one of ...more
Diana
Durch die magischen Abfälle der Unsichtbaren Universität können eine Gruppe Ratten und der Kater Maurice plötzlich denken und sprechen. Natürlich darf bei dieser Kombination ein Flötenspieler nicht fehlen und so ziehen sie von Stadt zu Stadt, inszenieren Rattenplagen und verdienen so ihr Geld.
Während der gewitzte Maurice nur daran denkt, seinen Reichtum zu mehren, stellen sich die Ratten immer öfter ethische Fragen und träumen von einer Insel, auf der sie in Ruhe leben können.
Doch dann kommen s
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Chris
So, I'm calling this a "YA Fic" book, because that's what everyone says it is. But quite frankly, if I didn't know it, I would just think of it as a Discworld novella. I was a BIT hesitant about reading Pratchett's YA stuff, but I'm very glad I did.

If this is indeed YA Fic, then hallelujah. Because finally, people don't assume that "kids/teens" = "simple, bland, and sanitary". JK Rowling knew the problem with this, and that's why Harry Potter is so excellent. Pratchett has done the same.

The stor
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Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe.

Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel,
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