The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

He has his own magical talents, and wants to get rich quick. Together with the rats, and young (rather simple) Keith, the 'piper', they work the towns to create their very own plague of rats - then lure them away for cash.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Corgi Childrens

ISBN: 9780552576802

Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)

Page: 320

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Even wizards produce leftovers. But a wizard's rubbish is laced with magic, and for the rats that forage this rubbish, the magic has changed them - they can speak and read, and have rather grand ambitions for a comfortable retirement. Which is perfect for a con-cat like Maurice. He has his own magical talents, and wants to get rich quick. Together with the rats, and young (rather simple) Keith, the 'piper', they work the towns to create their very own plague of rats - then lure them away for cash. But in the run-down town Bad Blintz, this little con goes wrong, and suddenly these educated rodents aren't playing to the piper's tune . . .


Oxford Playscripts The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

An engaging clasroom playscript.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198314943

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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An engaging clasroom playscript. Maurice is no ordinary cat. He's amazing. He can think, he can talk...and he has an amazing scam going. And all he needs to pull it off is an army of intelligent rats and one stupid-looking kid. But when his gang enter Bad Blintz, the town they have decided to con next, they soon realize that all is not as it should be - and decide to investigate. Three squads of rats spread out under the town, their mission to dismantle traps, bury poison, do some serious widdling, and to find out exactly what those resident rat-catchers are up to...

Carnegie Medal in Literature Winners

The novel takes its name from the rabbits' destination, Watership Down, a hill in the north of Hampshire, England, near the area where Adams grew up. The story.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 60. Chapters: Watership Down, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, The God Beneath the Sea, Tamar, Northern Lights, The Owl Service, A Northern Light, The Borrowers, The Graveyard Book, The Family from One End Street, Skellig, Bog Child, Junk, Stone Cold, The Last Battle, Dear Nobody, The Grange at High Force, The Other Side of Truth, Knight Crusader, The Moon in the Cloud, Sea Change, We Couldn't Leave Dinah, The Exeter Blitz, The Ghost Drum, Collected Stories for Children, The Machine Gunners, The Changeover, Green Knowe, The Stronghold, A Pack of Lies, Nordy Bank, Granny Was a Buffer Girl, The Little White Horse, A Grass Rope, The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, Tom's Midnight Garden, Here Lies Arthur, The Scarecrows, The Twelve and the Genii, The Little Bookroom, Whispers in the Graveyard, Pigeon Post, River Boy, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, Visitors from London, The Radium Woman, Goggle-Eyes, Josh, The Little Grey Men, Flour Babies, Ruby Holler, Millions, Postcards from No Man's Land, Handles, The Edge of the Cloud, The Lantern Bearers, A Valley Grows Up, The Wool-Pack, Storm, Tulku, City of Gold, The Haunting, Just in Case, Thunder and Lightnings, Wolf. Excerpt: Watership Down is a classic heroic fantasy novel about a small group of rabbits, written by English author Richard Adams. Although the animals in the story live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel recounts the rabbits' odyssey as they escape the destruction of their warren to seek a place in which to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way. The novel takes its name from the rabbits' destination, Watership Down, a hill in the north of Hampshire, England, near the area where Adams grew up. The story...

Feet of Clay

It's murder in Discworld!—which ordinarily is no big deal.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062275516

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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It's murder in Discworld!—which ordinarily is no big deal. But what bothers Watch Commander Sir Sam Vimes is that the unusual deaths of three elderly Ankh-Morporkians do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild. An apparent lack of any motive is also quite troubling. All Vimes has are some tracks of white clay and more of those bothersome "clue" things that only serve to muck up an investigation. The anger of a fearful populace is already being dangerously channeled toward the city's small community of golems—the mindless, absurdly industrious creatures of baked clay, who can occasionally be found toiling in the city's factories. And certain highly placed personages are using the unrest as an excuse to resurrect a monarchy—which would be bad enough even if the "king" they were grooming wasn't as empty-headed as your typical animated pottery.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales G P

The strong presence of these references in the Discworld children's books ,
especially The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents ( 2001 ) , is no
accident . A companion thread to this is Pratchett's ongoing attack on the twee ,
sugary ...

Author: Donald Haase

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334436

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 1160

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Animal Lore and Legend

Rat kings have appeared in ovals including Terry Pratchett's The Amazing
Maurice and His Educated Rodents in which the rats have a grudge against
humanity. For the Venice Biennale in 1999 Katharina Fritsch created a rat king
sculpture in ...

Author: Ruth Binney

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486828751

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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What makes owls wise and foxes sly? How did the lion become the king of beasts, and why do serpents symbolize evil? This survey of legends, folk tales, myths, and superstitions chronicles the human fascination with the animal kingdom. Assembled by a noted naturalist, Ruth Binney, this charmingly illustrated collection abounds in animal lore from around the world and throughout history. Binney provides captivating examples of attempts to explain nature's wonders and mysteries with animal-related proverbs and folk wisdom. She explores the historic associations of wild and domestic animals with kindling romance, bringing good and bad luck, and fostering improved health, as well as their roles in forecasting weather and serving as omens of everything from sudden wealth to imminent death. A gallery of mythical figures features dragons, werewolves, mermaids, and other creatures with supernatural powers. Brimming with enchantment, this compilation of folkloric traditions will delight animal lovers of every stripe!

Death s Domain

It's no more than a breath away... Everyone needs a place to relax after a long day, after all. So here is the place where the Grim Reaper can kick back and take the load off his scythe.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409083713

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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It's no more than a breath away... Everyone needs a place to relax after a long day, after all. So here is the place where the Grim Reaper can kick back and take the load off his scythe. Here's the golf course that's not so much crazy as insane, and the useless maze, and the dark gardens - all brought (incongruously) to life. And here, for the first time ever, you will find out the reason why Death can't understand rockeries, and what hapens to garden gnomes. As Death rides Binky into the sunset (of other people's lives), you can at last see what he gets up to when he's not at work.

Men At Arms Playtext

Scarcely a year on from the events of Guards!

Author: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497879

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Scarcely a year on from the events of Guards! Guards!, the Ankh-Morpork City Night Watch find their services are once more needed to tackle a threat to their city. A threat at least as deadly as a 60-foot dragon, but mechanical and heartless to boot. It kills without compunction. It is the first gun on the Discworld. The original Watch - Captain Vimes, Sergeant Colon, Corporal Carrot and Corporal Nobbs - are joined by some new recruits, selected to reflect the city's ethnic make-up - Lance-Constable Cuddy (a dwarf), Detritus (a troll) and Angua (a w..., well, best to find out for yourself).

Terry Pratchett s Mort

Unable to be objective, Mort, Death's bumbling apprentice, kills an assassin instead of Keli, the princess who should have been his victim.

Author: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552144290

Category: Fiction

Page: 167

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Unable to be objective, Mort, Death's bumbling apprentice, kills an assassin instead of Keli, the princess who should have been his victim.

Guards Guards The Play

Terry Pratchett's infamous city of Ankh-Morpork is under threat from a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontented tradesmen.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144811053X

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Terry Pratchett's infamous city of Ankh-Morpork is under threat from a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontented tradesmen. Defending Ank-Morpork against this threat is the entire, underpaid, undervalued City Night Watch - a drunken and world-weary Captain, a cowardly and overweight Sergeant, a small opportunistic Corporal of dubious parentage...and their newest recruit, Lance Constable Carrot, who is upright, literal, law-abiding and keen. Aiding them in their fight for truth, justice and the Ankh-Morporkian way are a small swamp dragon and the Librarian of Unseen University (who just happens to be an orang-utan).

Wyrd Sisters Playtext

Not only that, but the cast should still be able to be in the pub by 10 o'clock! Oh, and a world of advice omitted from the play text: LEARN THE WORDS Havelock, Lord Vetinari

Author: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497860

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 188

Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare's Macbeth and then turns it up 'till the knob comes off. It's all there - a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies). Stephen Briggs has been involved in amateur dramatics for over 25 years and he assures us that the play can be staged without needing the budget of Industrial Light and Magic. Not only that, but the cast should still be able to be in the pub by 10 o'clock! Oh, and a world of advice omitted from the play text: LEARN THE WORDS Havelock, Lord Vetinari

The Streets Of Ankh Morpork

All human life is there! Although, if it walks down the wrong alley, often quite briefly! The city celebrated in the bestselling Discworld series by Terry Pratchett has been meticulously mapped for the first time.

Author: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473581915

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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'THERE'S A SAYING THAT ALL ROADS LEAD TO ANKH-MORPORK. AND IT'S WRONG. ALL ROADS LEAD AWAY FROM ANKH-MORPORK, BUT SOMETIMES PEOPLE JUST WALK ALONG THE WRONG WAY' from Moving Pictures Ankh-Morpork! City of One Thousand Surprises (according to the famous publication by the Guild of Merchants)! All human life is there! Although, if it walks down the wrong alley, often quite briefly! The city celebrated in the bestselling Discworld series by Terry Pratchett has been meticulously mapped for the first time. It's all here - from Unseen University to the Shades, from major landmarks like the Patrician's Palace to little-known, er, nooks like Dwarf Bread Museum in Whirligig Alley. See the famous streets along which so many heroes have walked, in some cases quite hurriedly! As leading Ankh-Morpork entrepreneur C.M.O.T. Dibbler would say, A nip at any price - and that's cutting our own throat. Well, close.

A Tourist Guide To Lancre

Not only an artistic and breathtaking view of Lancre but also an interesting and informative guide to one of the Discworld's more, er, picturesque kingdoms.

Author: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473589657

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 749

Not only an artistic and breathtaking view of Lancre but also an interesting and informative guide to one of the Discworld's more, er, picturesque kingdoms. Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick live there. Lancre could hardly be somwhere ordinary, could it? Magic glues the Discworld together and a lot of it ends up in Lancre, principal Kingdom of the Ramtop Mountains. Between Uberwald and Whale Bay, the Octarine Grass Country and the Windersins Ocean lies the most exciting and dangerous terrain in all Discworld. The Ramtops supply Discworld with most of its witches and wizards. The leaves on the trees move even when there is no breeze. Rocks go for a stroll in the evening. Even the land, at times, seems alive. The mapp may be only two-dimensional, but watch it very carefully and you might just see it jostle about a bit.

Library Information Update

That is the real jlJ message of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents,
according to Terry Pratchett, author of the winning title in this year's Carnegie
Medal. It isn't the only message, and indeed you could find a lot of other
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The Discworld Mapp

By the author of The Streets of Ankh-Morpork and The Discworld Companion, this pack contains a detailed color map of the Discworld, plus a booklet with lots of wacky facts and figures. THE DISCWORLD MAPP They said it couldn't be done.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Transworld Pub

ISBN: 9780552143240

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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They said it couldn't be done. Well, it has been done, proving them wrong once again. After years of research, cunningly contrived in as many minutes, the Discworld has its map. It takes full account of the historic and much documented expeditions of the Discworld's fêted (or at least fated) explorers: General Sir Roderick Purdeigh, Lars Larsnephew, Llamedos Jones, Lady Alice Venturi, Ponce da Quirm and, of course, Venter Borass. Now travellers on this circular world can see it all: from Klatch to the Ramtops, from Cori Celesti to the Circle Sea, from Genua to Bhangbhangduc. The great cities of Hunghung, Pseudopolis, Al Khali and, of course, Ankh-Morpork are placed with loving care upon this world which is carried through space by Great A'Tuin.

Mort Playtext

He also, of course, meets Death. On Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Death really is a 7 foot skeleton in a black hooded robe and wielding a scythe.

Author: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497852

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. But when Mort is left in charge for an evening, he allows his heart to rule his head and soon the whole of causality and the future of the Discworld itself, are at risk. Along the way, Mort encounters not only Death's adopted daughter, Ysabell - who has been 16 for 35 years - and his mysterious manservant Albert - whose cooking can harden an artery at ten paces - but also an incompetent wizard with a talking doorknocker and a beautiful, but rather bad-tempered and dead, princess. He also, of course, meets Death. On Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Death really is a 7 foot skeleton in a black hooded robe and wielding a scythe. He is also fond of cats, enjoys a good curry, and rides around the skies on a magnificent white horse called Binky.

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The Bromeliad

They don't mean to cause any trouble . . . A magnificent trilogy of tales about a race of little people struggling to survive in a world full of humans. From Carnegie Medal-winning author, Terry Pratchett.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552546070

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 499

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Hilariously inventive, witty and highly original, The Bromeliad is the enormously popular Terry Pratchett’s magnificent trilogy of tales about a race of little people struggling to survive in a world of humans.

School Library Journal

His Discworld novels , written for adults , are as popular with teen readers as they
are with their parents , and it ' s easy to see why . Pratchett is the ... The Amazing
Maurice and His Educated Rodents ( 2001 ) is not to be missed . The AV ...

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