I Was a Rat! (Hardcover)
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375801761, 176pp.
Publication Date: February 22, 2000
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 newspaper is sure of it. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew. A championship wriggler and a budding thief? That's the hope of Billy and his gang. A victim of -Rodent Delusion-? So says the hospital doctor.
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--with a pertinent parody of the press--here's Philip Pullman's youngest, funniest novel to date: a magical weaving of humor, fairy tale, and adventure.
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Praise For I Was a Rat!…
"Phillip Pullman's tale is fast and clever."
-New York Times Book Review Sunday, May 14, 2000