I Was a Rat!
I Was a Rat!

I Was a Rat!

Written by Philip Pullman & illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
8 - 12
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Feb 1, 2002
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“ 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.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    February 1, 2002
    Perfection Learning
    Page Count
    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lexile® Level
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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