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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
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Jan 17, 12

bookshelves: ya, british-satire-humor
Read on January 17, 2012

Every book by Terry Pratchett is five stars by me, just so you know. Some of his are shelved in our YA section and, since I'm on a one woman crusade to get everyone in UA ereading Terry Pratchett, I thought I'd better check into this one in case all the Tiffany Aching series was checked out. It's a good read for a younger kid who's reading above grade level and isn't ready for the sex-drugs-and-vampires books. You can read it just for the plot: Rats hanging out at the dump behind the wizards' University eat some magic detritus and start to talk. An unsuspecting cat catches and eats one and then he can talk, too. And think. The story takes off from a version of the Pied Piper story. There are scammers scamming scammers, a monstrous evil, Death has a walk-on, the good guys win. But as with all Pratchett stories, there is depth of character that makes you think.
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