Author(s): Terry Pratchett
Is Discworld ready for educated rats?
Set in the Discworld, a brand new and marvellously eccentric fantasy tale for young readers.
Maurice, an amazing cat, who has survived four years on the toughest streets in the whole of the Discworld, reckons that rats are dumb. Clever, OK, but dumb. Maurice, however, is smart -- smart enough to recognize that there’s a new kind of rat around; rats that have been eating wizards’ rubbish and can now talk. And Maurice is also smart enough to get a pretty amazing idea when he spots a kid playing the flute. Now he has his very own Pied Piper to go with his “plague of rats”. And Maurice’s money-bags are getting fuller and fuller. That is, until the group reaches the far flung village of Bad Blintz.
A fantastic new B-format edition of the master storyteller's Carnegie Medal-winning junior Discworld novel
"An astonishing novel ... I marvelled at the ferociousness of the humour, and the willingness to go into dark places ... Were Terry not demonstrably a master craftsman already, The Amazing Maurice might be considered his masterpiece" Financial Times "One of Terry Pratchett's funniest creations of recent years ... It all adds up to a wonderful book - hilarious, brilliantly constructed and, especially towards its conclusion, shot through with an edginess to balance the laughs" SFX "Ethically challenging, beautifully orchestrated" Guardian "An enticing and occasionally gory introduction to the master of flat earth ... proves that the Pied Piper of Hamelin was a front for an insider-dealing scam ... alongside the gags and pest-control politics, there are enough complex ideas about nature, nurture and understanding to satisfy a wide audience" Observer "The humour is sophisticated and demands that the reader keep up to speed. A passion for language, wordplay and puns bursts from the pages" Daily Telegraph
Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at over 75 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.