Author(s): Terry Pratchett
"IT S A RAT-EAT-RAT WORLD . . .Every town on Discworld knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice a streetwise tomcat leads a band of educated ratty friends (and a stupid kid) on a nice little earner. Piper plus rats equals lots and lots of money. Until they run across someone playing a different tune. Now he and his rats must learn a new concept- evil . . ."
A marvellously eccentric fantasy tale for young readers set in the Discworld universe.
"An enticing and occasionally gory introduction to the master of flat earth... proves that the Pied Piper of Hamelin was a front for an insider-dealing scam... alongside the gags and pest-control politics, there are enough complex ideas about nature, nurture and understanding to satisfy a wide audience." Observer
"One of Terry Pratchett's funniest creations of recent years... It all adds up to a wonderful book... hilarious, brilliantly constructed and, especially towards its conclusion, shot through with an edginess to balance the laughs."
"A brilliant and bizarre reworking of that well-known folk tale about the Pied Piper of Hamlin
Terry Pratchett is the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he is the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he is the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages