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When a small boy turns up on Bob and Joan’s doorstep unable to say much except ‘I was a rat’, the kindly couple adopt him. After all, Bob reads about odder things every day in the newspaper! To them, the sunny little chap is Roger, and he’s trying hard to adapt to human life. But when he gets lost and ends up on the run, the newspapers paint a different picture. To them he is ‘the Monster’, a rodent fiend who will terrorise the town. Only a friend in a very high place can save Roger from the forces which are determined to exterminate him… Cleverly weaving elements of the Cinderella story into a subtle parody of modern times, master storyteller Philip Pullman creates a dazzling gallery of virtuous and villainous characters in a book which will grip every reader.

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  • 176 pages


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Philip Pullman

8188 philip pulman 2 206748


  1. fatima
    on 22 September 2013

    i was a rat

    i loved reading that book it was a great book i wold of give it five stars it was fantastic i whached
    it in the loury theater i loved the part were roger danced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was so cool

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  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2013

    love this book

    5out of 5