I was a Rat!, Or, The Scarlet Slippers

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Corgi Yearling, 2004 - Children's stories - 175 pages
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A small homeless boy insists that three weeks ago he was a rat. Bob and Joan, a lonely old couple, are prepared to look after him, but a series of misadventures lead the boy to find refuge in the city sewers. Wondering what has happened to the boy and suspicious of a newspaper headline, "Monster of the Sewers condemned", Bob and Joan enlist the help of Princess Aurelia, the only person who knows who the boy really is. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

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User Review  - agrudzien - LibraryThing

One night a strange boy arrives on Bob and Joan’s doorstep – he claims that he was a rat, but that he has recently turned into a boy. This boy also claims to know the new princess…who isn’t who she ... Read full review

exellent book!!!

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i was very happy with this book it beat expectations it is like a what if for the Cinderella story. Very well written and laid out. Every Child should read this story and very Rat pet owner as well. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, in 1946. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages. . The Amber Spyglass, the trilogy s astonishing finale, was the first children s book in history to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. It was also nominated for the Booker Prize. When he is not writing books, Pullman enjoys drawing, woodworking, and playing the piano. He lives with his family in Oxford, England.

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