I was a Rat!, Or, The Scarlet Slippers

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Corgi Yearling, 2004 - Adventure stories - 175 pages
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'I WAS A RAT!'

So insists Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he NOW?

A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers?
The Daily Scourge is sure of it.

A money-spinning fairground freak?
He is to Mr Tapscrew.

A champion wriggler and a downy card?
That's what Billy hopes.

Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. Only one of them knows who Roger really is. And luckily a story about her can sell even more newspapers than one about a rat-boy ...

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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

I WAS A RAT!

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

PLB 0-375-90176-0 Pullman (The Firework-Maker's Daughter, p. 1651, etc.) takes aim at city hall, the law, police, and especially the press in this whirlwind spinoff from a certain familiar fairy tale ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS.

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