I Was a Rat!
“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... show more
“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.
Publish date: February 12th 2002
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Fairy Tales
, Asian Literature
, Indonesian Literature
A boy turns up on an elderly couple's doorstep claiming that he used to be a rat. Despite the fact that he knows nothing about How To Be A Human, the couple take him in and try to look after him, but his ignorance frequently lands him in all kinds of trouble. To be honest, I found this book...insi...
I would be curious to see how a young reader reacts to this, because there's a lot here that I expect to appeal primarily to an adult audience. One night, a boy knocks on the door of a cobbler and his wife, a laundress. "I was a rat" he tells them, only three weeks old, and then, suddenly, he was a ...
Cinderella's fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into a coach, mice into horses, and rats into a coachman and a page. But what if the pageboy had run off to play with some of the palace children and so missed his ride back to Cinderella's cottage--and stayed in human form? A rat, shaped like a child,...
This book is about a young boy named Roger. One night Bob and his wife, Joan, hear a knock at their door and Bob opens the door only to find a boy standing right there. Bob tells the young boy to come in the house, and when asked by Bob and Joan who he is, where he is from, etc, what he said was "I ...