I Was a Rat!

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I Was a Rat!

By Philip Pullman; Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440416616, 176pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2002

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.

About the Author
Philip Pullman is the acclaimed author of the trilogy His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. His other books for children and young adults include Count Karlstein and a trilogy of Victorian thrillers featuring Sally Lockhart.

Praise For I Was a Rat!

From the acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy comes an outrageously funny middle-grade twist on a familiar fairy tale.