The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents

270 pages

English language

Published June 1, 2005 by ISIS.

ISBN:
978-0-7531-7389-3
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OCLC Number:
57574360

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4 stars (79 reviews)

Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has the perfect money-making scam. Everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice has a stupid-looking kid with a pipe, and his very own plague of rats - strangely educated rats...But in Bad Blintz, the little con suddenly goes down the drain. For someone there is playing a different tune and now the rats must learn a new word.Evil.It's not a game anymore. It's a rat-eat-rat world. And that might only be the start...

37 editions

Mundodisco juvenil

4 stars

Algunas lecturas tienen su recuerdo ligado a momentos muy concretos que nada tienen que ver con el libro en sí. Esta novela por ejemplo la recordaré como el libro que estaba intentando leer en una etapa de estrés extremo que hizo que tardase dos semanas en leer sus últimas 90 páginas. Afortunadamente esta entrega es una rara avis dentro de la saga de Mundodisco y está más orientada a un público juvenil así que tras ese interludio pude retomar la lectura sin haber olvidado ningún detalle importante de la trama. Al ser una novela más juvenil Pratchett (#speakHisName) deja de lado su faceta más mordaz e irónica y opta por un humor más directo. Pero esto no significa que sea un libro simplón ni mucho menos. Pratchett sigue siendo Pratchett y las reflexiones sobre lo divino y lo humano siempre van a estar ahí. Al ser una entrega …

Sardines and Dangerous Beans

5 stars

Soon after "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents" was first published, I read it to my daughter. She so much enjoyed the characters that she dressed up as Sardines (one of the ensemble cast of rats) for her school's World Book Day celebration. She emailed Terry Pratchett to tell him how much she had enjoyed the book and was thrilled to get a lovely reply.

Re-reading "The Amazing Maurice", I'm surprised by just how dark a book it is, given the nine-year-old plus demographic. For example, there are no holds barred when it comes to the short and uncomfortable lives that rodents sometimes lead, and a couple of plot points rely on how cruel humans can be to their squeaky neighbours.

The book includes a thought-provoking exploration of different kinds of consciousness and self-awareness, and there is much pleasure to be gained from the large cast of characters - …

Sardines and Dangerous Beans

5 stars

Soon after "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents" was first published, I read it to my daughter. She so much enjoyed the characters that she dressed up as Sardines (one of the ensemble cast of rats) for her school's World Book Day celebration. She emailed Terry Pratchett to tell him how much she had enjoyed the book and was thrilled to get a lovely reply.

Re-reading "The Amazing Maurice", I'm surprised by just how dark a book it is, given the nine-year-old plus demographic. For example, there are no holds barred when it comes to the short and uncomfortable lives that rodents sometimes lead, and a couple of plot points rely on how cruel humans can be to their squeaky neighbours.

The book includes a thought-provoking exploration of different kinds of consciousness and self-awareness, and there is much pleasure to be gained from the large cast of characters - …

Review of 'The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Maurice is a talking cat that has his own group of rats following him, as well as a boy. Together they get rich by pretending to save towns from rats. But their last job goes very wrong. There's something else in the shadows of their new town...

I listened to the new Audible version that isn't available in Goodreads yet. I wasn't expecting the book to be scary, but it is made for Halloween! Peter Seratinowicz does a very good narration job (the rat king whispers are scary good, but not good in noisy transports - be warned!). A brilliant story about stories. The short note from Rob Wilkins at the end is also worth it.

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Subjects

  • Discworld (Imaginary place)
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Rats