The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

For this is a town where food is scarce and rats are hated, where cellars are lined with deadly traps, and where a terrifying evil lurks beneath the hunger-stricken streets.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Orion Press Inc.




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EDITORIAL REVIEW: ** Winner of the 2001 Carnegie Medal ** *One rat, popping up here and there, squeaking loudly, and taking a bath in the cream, could be a plague all by himself. After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe. And they were amazing when the rats followed hint out of town. They'd have been really amazed if they'd ever found out that the rats and the piper met up with a cat somewhere outside of town and solemnly counted out the money.* The Amazing Maurice runs the perfect Pied Piper scam. This streetwise alley cat knows the value of cold, hard cash and can talk his way into and out of anything. But when Maurice and his cohorts decide to con the town of Bad Blinitz, it will take more than fast talking to survive the danger that awaits. For this is a town where food is scarce and rats are hated, where cellars are lined with deadly traps, and where a terrifying evil lurks beneath the hunger-stricken streets.... Set in Terry Pratchett's widely popular Discworld, this masterfully crafted, gripping read is both compelling and funny. When one of the world's most acclaimed fantasy writers turns a classic fairy tale on its head, no one will ever look at the Pied Piper -- or rats -- the same way again!

Oxford Playscripts The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

An engaging clasroom playscript.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198314943

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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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...

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales G P

While these are highly popular novels , Pratchett is notable for his self -
conscious and intelligent awareness of ... in the Discworld children's books ,
especially The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents ( 2001 ) , is no
accident .

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.

Fictional Mice and Rats

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Author: Books, LLC

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781156469415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Mighty Mouse, Pied Piper of Hamelin, Speedy Gonzales, Stuart Little, the Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Tom and Jerry, Pinky and the Brain, Ratatouille, Danger Mouse, the Itchy

Youth Cultures

His Discworld novels now number twenty-eight, including The Amazing Maurice
and His Educated Rodents, the first work intended for children in the series, and
another novel is scheduled to appear in early 2002. The books have been ...

Author: Kerry Mallan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275974091

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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The contributors to this volume present challenging ways of applying critical ideas and theoretical frameworks to the crucial issues that surround youth and the cultures they inhabit as evidenced in their literature, magazines, computer games, films, television programs, popular music, and fashion.

Terry Pratchett

Rodents The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (Doubleday, 2001).
First UK hardback in priced dustwrapper at £12.99. Dark blue boards with gilt
titles. Yellow endpapers. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents ...

Author: Craig Cabell

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1843588641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels. In Terry Pratchett - The Spirit of Fantasy, Craig Cabell examines his extraordinary life, showcased against the backdrop of his irreverent works. With 2011 the 40th anniversary year of his first novel, The Carpet People, this is a fitting time to pay tribute to the author's artistic achievements and celebrate one of Britain's true national treasures. Featuring an in-depth look at the man and his work, as well as on-screen adaptations and a complete UK bibliography and collector's guide, this is essential reading for any fan.

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.

Author: Source: Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781233155750


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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...

The Turtle Moves

Maurice has recruited a young musician132 to play the role of a piper, and the lot
of them have been traveling across the disc, scamming villagers. The Amazing
Maurice: The Series The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents doesn't ...

Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935618385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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After growing from humble beginnings as a Sword & Sorcery parody to more than 30 volumes of wit, wisdom, and whimsy, the Discworld series has become a phenomenon unlike any other. Now, in The Turtle Moves!, Lawrence Watt-Evans presents a story-by-story history of Discworld’s evolution as well as essays on Pratchett’s place in literary canon, the nature of the Disc itself, and the causes and results of the Discworld phenomenon, all refreshingly free of literary jargon littered with informative footnotes. Part breezy reference guide, part droll commentary, The Turtle Moves! will enlighten and entertain every Pratchett reader, from the casual browser to the most devout of Discworld’s fans.

Wyrd Sisters

Things like crowns had a troublesome effect on clever folks; it was best to leave all the reigning to the kind of people whose eyebrows met in the middle.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Transworld Pub

ISBN: 9780552152631

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The sixth "Discworld" novel. The witches of Discworld, not the most joyful bunch, decide that they must get involved in the politics of the planet. Granny Weatherwax, their obvious choice as spokesperson, finds that life in royal politics is not as simple as it seems.

The Last Continent

A professor is missing—but a search party is on the way! A bevy of senior wizards will follow the trail wherever it leads—even to the other side of Discworld, where the Last Continent, Fourecks, is under construction.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061806636

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 820

Something is amiss at Unseen Unversity, Ankh-Morpork's most prestigious (i.e., only) institution of higher learning. A professor is missing—but a search party is on the way! A bevy of senior wizards will follow the trail wherever it leads—even to the other side of Discworld, where the Last Continent, Fourecks, is under construction. Imagine a magical land where rain is but a myth and the ordinary is strange and the past and present run side by side. experience the terror as you encounter a Mad Dwarf, the Peach Butt, and the dreaded Meat Pie Floater. Feel the passion as the denizens of the Last Continent learn what happens when rain falls and the rivers fill with water (it spoils regattas, for one thing). Thrill to the promise of next year's regatta, in remote, rustic Didjabringabeeralong. It'll be asolutely gujeroo (no worries).

The Modern Literary Werewolf

... The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents and the Tiffany Aching series
. The range of his work includes such issues as gender equality (Equal Rites), the
power and artificiality of fairy tales (I/VitchesAhroad), religion and faith (Small ...

Author: Brent A. Stypczynski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476603545

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Throughout history, from at least as far back as the Epic of Gilgamesh, mankind has shown a fascination with physical transformation—especially that of humans into animals. Tales of such transformations appear in every culture across the course of history. They have been featured in the Western world in the work of such authors as Ovid, Petronius, Marie de France, Saint Augustine, Jack Williamson, Charles de Lint, Charaline Harris, Terry Pratchett, and J. K. Rowling. This book approaches werewolves as representations of a proposed shape-shifter archetype, examining, with reference to earlier sources, how and why the archetype has been employed in modern literature. Although the archetype is in a state of flux by its very definition, many common threads are linked throughout the literary landscape even as modern authors add, modify, and reinvent characteristics and meanings. This is especially true in the work of such authors examined in this book, many of whom have struck a chord with a wide range of readers and non-readers around the world. They seem to have tapped into something that affects their audiences on a subconscious level.

Guards Guards

Welcome to Guards! Guards!, the eighth book in Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061804793

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Welcome to Guards! Guards!, the eighth book in Terry Pratchett’s legendary Discworld series. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all...). How did it get there? How is the Unique and Supreme Lodge of the Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night involved? Can the Ankh-Morpork City Watch restore order – and the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork to power? Magic, mayhem, and a marauding dragon...who could ask for anything more?

The Long Utopia

The fourth novel in Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s internationally bestselling “Long Earth” series, hailed as “a brilliant science fiction collaboration . . . a love letter to all Pratchett fans, readers, and lovers of wonder ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062297341

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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It is the middle of the 21st century After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption, humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth. Society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. And new challenges emerge. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang is living with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He's determined to lead a normal life in New Springfield—they even adopt a child. But there are rumors, strange sightings in the sky. On this world, something isn't right . . . Millions of steps away—learning about a hidden family history and the father he never knew— Joshua receives an urgent summons from New Springfield. Lobsang has come to understand that what has blighted his Earth is a threat to all the worlds of the Long Earth. To counter this threat will require the combined efforts of humankind, machine, and the superintelligent Next. And some must make the ultimate sacrifice . . .

Classworks Fiction and Poetry Year 6

T 46 The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents How are animals viewed ?
( Seriously ? Sympathetically ? As equals ? As superior ? ) How do you respond
? Evaluate the likely appeal of the text ; ask the children to prepare for ...

Author: Julie Orrell

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748786510

Category: English fiction

Page: 64

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Brand new Classworks Literacy Texts give you high quality, flexible resources tailored to meet current Strategy requirements. Ordered into blocked units specifically to match the medium term plan, these books provide banks of photocopiables allowing you to dip-in as and when you need material to fit the Literacy sample plans. A simple, easy to use bank of Texts only - no lesson plans 50 pages of photocopiable resources per book Blocked units to fit in with the medium term plan Up to date material for both the new and experienced teacher Complements / supports any teacher's resource literacy title.

Nation The Play

His first Discworld novel for children, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated
Rodents, was awarded the 1001 Carnegie Medal. Worldwide sales of his books
are now 65 million, and they have been published in 37 languages. Terry
Pratchett ...

Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448109685

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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Following the National Theatre's success with plays based on novels by well-loved children's writers like Philip Pulman (His Dark Materials), Jamila Gavin (Coram Boy) and Michael Morpurgo (War Horse), the National now stages Mark Ravenhill's exhilarating adaptation of Terry Pratchett's witty and challenging adventure story in a major Christmas production for 2009. A parallel world, 1860. Two teenagers thrown together by a tsunami that has destroyed Mau's village and left Daphne shipwrecked on his South Pacific island, thousands of miles from home. One wears next to nothing, the other a long white dress; neither speaks the other's language; somehow they must learn to survive. As starving refugees gather, Daphne delivers a baby, milks a pig, brews beer and does battle with a mutineer. Mau fights cannibal Raiders, discovers the world is round and questions the reality of his tribe's fiercely patriarchal gods. Together they come of age, overseen by a foul-mouthed parrot, as they discard old doctrine to forge a new Nation.

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.

Good Omens

Terry has been writing professionally for a very long time, honing his craft, getting
quietly better and better. ... Terry Won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for his pied
piper tale The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, awarded by the ...

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448110238

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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____________________ COMING TO AMAZON PRIME ON 31ST MAY - STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian ____________________ 'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right' According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week . . . Now people have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it. It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

Fantasy and the Real World in British Children s Literature

... people such as brownies or leprechauns, living unknown to us within the real
world. Terry Pratchett«s The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (2001)
, discussed in the Introduction, provides an example of such a concealed society.

Author: Caroline Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317935748

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different ways these writers establish reader expectations by drawing on conventions in existing genres only to subvert those expectations. Their strategies lead young readers to evaluate for themselves both the power of story to shape our understanding of the world and to develop a sense of identity and agency. Rowling, Jones, and Pratchett provide their readers with fantasies that are pleasurable and imaginative, but far from encouraging escape from reality, they convey important lessons about the complexities and challenges of the real world—and how these may be faced and solved. All three writers deploy the tropes and imaginative possibilities of fantasy to disturb, challenge, and enlarge the world of their readers.

Imagining Animals

My special thanks to Barbara Greenman, for her relationship with clay, and Hugh
Spendlove, potter, for his creative clay ... of Faber and Faber Ltd. The Amazing
Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett and Lyn Pratchett (2001, p.

Author: Caroline Case

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317822021

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Imagining Animals explores the making of animal images in art therapy and child psychotherapy. It examines two contrasting primitive states of mind: the investing of the world about us with life through animism and participation mystique, and the lifeless world of autistic states of mind encountered in children who are hard to reach. Caroline Case examines how the emergence of animal imagery in therapy can act as a powerful catalyst for children in autistic states of mind, or with a background of trauma, abuse or depression. She also looks at animal / human relationships, and animal symbolism, as well as three-dimensional claywork and the development of personality. Subjects covered include: * animals on stage in therapy - anthropomorphic animal objects * the location of self in animals * entangled and confusional children: analytical approaches to psychotic thinking and autistic features in childhood. The book concludes with a compelling extended case study, which describes analytic work with a child with multiple symptoms, using the various therapeutic tools of play and art, painting and clay, and the development of character, plot and narrative. Imagining Animals offers a unique insight into the role and representation of animal imagery in art therapy and child psychotherapy, which will be of interest to all arts and play therapists working with children as well as adult psychotherapists interested in the use of imagery.