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Friday, February 22, 2008
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Pratchett, Terry. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. While on a visit to the library, I was looking for Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. It wasn't there, but I happened to see this one and remembered that I'd seen something about it on The Indextrious Reader.
What a smart book! Thoroughly enjoyable and both very clever and very...er...human? The characters --whether human, feline, or rodent-- are comically and seriously full of the elements of the human condition: arrogance, pride, greed, loyalty, enterprise, courage, hope. The book covers some pretty serious territory, but this Pied Piper tale is compelling, satiric, and fun! A winner!
Fiction. Fantasy. YA. 2001. 241 pages.