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  Amazon.co.uk: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents: Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Maurice is a talking cat who leads a band of rather special rats from town to town to fake invasions of vermin.
Maurice with his group of intelligent rats and a 'stupid looking kid' called Keith, who can play a pipe, go from town to town, pretending that there is a plague of rats.
Maurice is funny, but the concept of the rats is funnier and their adventure is intelligent and sad.
www.amazon.co.uk /Amazing-Maurice-His-Educated-Rodents/dp/0385601239   (1457 words)

  
 Amazon.com: THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS: Books: TERRY PRATCHETT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Maurice, an amazing cat, who has survived four years on the toughest streets in the whole of the Discworld, reckons that rats are dumb.
Maurice, however, is smart -- smart enough to recognize that there’s a new kind of rat around; rats that have been eating wizards’ rubbish and can now talk.
From the first few pages of 'The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents', it was clear to me that this book was filled to the brim with wit and charm.
www.amazon.com /AMAZING-MAURICE-HIS-EDUCATED-RODENTS/dp/0552546933   (1239 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Archive Search
This is a scene from The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, which has just won Terry Pratchett the Carnegie Medal, children's literature's highest award.
"Maurice" is a cat; the rats are accidental beneficiaries of a magic spillage; together with a daft-looking human boy who plays the flute, they travel from town to town, working a Pied Piper-related con on the unsuspecting inhabitants.
One of the reasons he is so interested in stories as such is that the famous stories, the urban legends, the central stories of religion, the fairy tales everyone knows, tend each to record a way of making sense of exactly one of these areas of shared experience.
www.guardian.co.uk /Archive/Article/0,4273,4460159,00.html   (999 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Terry Pratchett - The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents at Epinions.com
The Amazing Maurice is a cat, and His Educated Rodents are… um… rodents.
It’s ironic humour like this that makes Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents such a joy to read (as is the case with most of Terry Pratchett’s books).
Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is a Story of Discworld, which means it’s set on the Discworld but isn’t written in quite the same way as the Discworld novels, which are intended for adults.
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 Review - The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
Maurice is a likeable rogue, a tomcat who is wise to the times and is on a sure fire winner of an idea.
Maurice is a cat, a sentient being, who associates with rats who are also self-aware.
Maurice is a cat who has got together a group of rats and a suitable human piper to basically scam as much money from gullible towns folk as possible by 'curing' their rat problem - the one they didn't have until Maurice turned up!
www.booklore.co.uk /PastReviews/PratchettTerry/TheAmazingMaurice/TheAmazingMauriceReview.htm   (839 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Maurice is a cat, and His Educated Rodents are rats, all of whom have somehow become "people." They can think, and talk, and many have even taught themselves to read humans' books.
Maurice and the stupid-looking kid, whose name turns out to be Keith, meet Malicia, the mayor's daughter, an annoying know-it-all who expects life to be like the adventure stories she reads.
But mostly The Amazing Maurice is an entertaining read, and it aims to instill wholesome values like teamwork and tolerance and friendship and fair play, all the while seeming to be mildly subversive -- perfect for the Harry Potter age group.
www.greenmanreview.com /amazingmaurice.html   (559 words)

  
 Books at Random House of Canada | Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
Maurice, an amazing cat, who has survived four years on the toughest streets in the whole of the Discworld, reckons that rats are dumb.
Maurice, however, is smart – smart enough to recognize that there’s a new kind of rat around; rats that have been eating wizards’ rubbish and can now talk.
And Maurice is also smart enough to get a pretty amazing idea when he spots a kid playing the flute.
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780385601238   (218 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
The situations Pratchett places Kevin, Maurice, Malicia and the rats in are deadly and play upon their fears, and by extension the fears of readers who quickly come to empathize with the characters.
The animals learn that intelligence trumps instinct as Maurice, for instance, begins to question his food before eating it to make sure it is non-sentient, and feels remorse for mistakes he made before he gained his intelligence.
The biggest disservice done to The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents may be the decision to market it as a juvenile novel.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/maurice.html   (485 words)

  
 Internet Book List :: Book Information: Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the
Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the (2001) [Novel]
Everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers, and Maurice has a stupid-looking kid with a pipe, and his very own plague of rats – strangely educated rats...
Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, the (2001)
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 Maurice
An Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents were first referenced in Reaper Man. It was a simple one liner typical of many of PTerry's minor characters but this wasn't "THE AMAZING MAURICE"; or was it?
If you assume at least 10 years have past and Keith fully grown, Maurice would be 14+ a good age for any cat if he still had any of his 9 lives left.
Maurice 4 years old barely any ears left, scars all over his nose, yellow eyes, mucky tabby nearly fl.
www.area51b.freeserve.co.uk /dworld/maurice.htm   (1318 words)

  
 the Amazing Maurice
Which doesn't mean Bad as in bad, but really because they have baths in their town.
Must be a bit of a backward region, according to Maurice who sometimes even amazes himself....They meet a creepy little girl in a fl dress.
The girl leaned down to Maurice with a dreadful grin, just like the one that Peaches (one of the rats) always wore when she'd won an argument with him, and prodded him on the nose with a finger.
www.aarghh.be /missne/catstemple/maurice.html   (432 words)

  
 The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett (Olson)
Maurice is a cat and, like his educated rodents, gained a mind and speech by eating things tossed on Unseen University's rubbish heap.
Maurice has a cat's personality, however, and makes his living as a con man. He's picked up a kid with a flute and goes from town to town with a large gang of talking rats infesting the town and then sending in the kid as a piper to end the infestation -- for pay.
I have the impression that The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents is being marketed as a YA book, but it stands with Pratchett's best, I think.
www.nesfa.org /reviews/Olson/AmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents.html   (343 words)

  
 The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett - HarperChildrens
After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe.
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.
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....
www.harperchildrens.com /teacher/catalog/book_xml.asp?isbn=0060012331   (379 words)

  
 Books | It's a rat-eat-rat world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The story of Amazing Maurice, the latest in Pratchett's ever-expanding Discworld series, is a witty spin on the tale of the Pied Piper.
Because they're such keen readers, the 'educated rodents' have names like Darktan and Peaches, taken from packets in the larder, and their appetite for new words, and food, is voracious.
Stephen Briggs is no ordinary narrator: he has collaborated with Pratchett to write the Discworld dramatisations and his range of voices for Maurice and the rat clan is whacky and inventive.
books.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4483725-100569,00.html   (237 words)

  
 The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents -- Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Maurice is an intelligent, talking cat--a somewhat unusual specimen even for Discworld.
His "educated rodents" are a little band of intelligent, talking rats, and their company is further enlivened by the addition of a pipe-playing, stupid-looking boy.
Maurice and the stupid-looking boy (whose name is Keith) meet the Mayor's daughter, Malicia, who catches on to the fact that Maurice talks because her head is completely filled with stories and she doesn't realize that the real world isn't supposed to work that way.
www.nesfa.org /reviews/Carey/amazingmaurice.htm   (356 words)

  
 05/04/05 - Book of the Week - :: LEAST I COULD DO FORUM::
Maurice didn't let his smile fade, even though he knew what krllrrt meant.
In my defence, however, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (hereafter referred to as TAMaHER for the sake of my sanity) is a bloody good book that everyone should pick up if they can.
Arriving for one more job in a remote mountain town, Maurice, "his human" and the rate find themselves in a whole lot of trouble - not only are there REAL ratcatchers around, but there's something else that they're going to have to learn a new word for: EVIL.
www.leasticoulddo.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=9139   (764 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents: Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After a few days of this, it was amazing how glad people were to see the kid with his magical rat pipe.
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....
www.amazon.com /Amazing-Maurice-His-Educated-Rodents/dp/0060012358   (975 words)

  
 Unseen Theatre Company - Discworld Books - The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Terry Pratchett returns to children's stories and to his infamous Discworld with Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, a clever spin on the Pied Piper fairytale with a lavish sprinkling of the Pratchett magic.
The story itself is full of suspense and, as someone allready pointed out, even a bit darker than most of the "adult" DW stories, but I think that's totally ok for children, since along the way a lot of morale is told and, as allways with Pratchett, the ending is really just and satisfying.
Maurice is an hell of an cat and all rudents isnt evil although somtetimes good must evil.
www.unseen.com.au /books/maurice.htm   (930 words)

  
 Welcome to The Children's Bookcase
Maurice is a highly intelligent, cunning tomcat who has developed the perfect money-making scam.
Maurice and his team move from town to town, the plague of rats causes a panic wherever they go and the pipe playing boy makes money by pretending to lead the rodents out of the towns….
All in all, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is a ‘must read’ for all Pratchett fans, both young and old.
www.thechildrensbookcase.com /book_details.cfm?p_id=0-3856-0123-9   (254 words)

  
 Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Terry Pratchett takes the Pied Piper to Discworld in The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, but naturally, he puts his own twist on the tale.
Maurice is truly an amazing cat; he can think and talk, and while he has a pretty god idea what changed him from a common alley cat, he won't say.
When the rats turn up some disturbing news about the "infestation" and the ratcatchers, humans, cat and rodents turn their combined intelligence to saving the village from the evil lurking beneath it.
www.rambles.net /pratchett_amazmaurice01.html   (343 words)

  
 The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents - Warren Jones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Amazing Maurice is the Discworld's equivalent of the story of the Pied Piper of Hamlyn, albeit with the usual Pratchett twist.
Everyone knows that, when a town is overrun with rodents, a piper will come a-wandering and play a tune which will draw all the rats from the town, and if his payment doesn't come quickly enough, will then do exactly the same thing with the town's children.
The Amazing Maurice isn't quite up to the standards of certain of the Discworld canon; on the other hand, not every book that comes from Terry's keyboard can be a masterpiece.
www.theshades.demon.co.uk /Writings/TheAmazingMaurice.html   (388 words)

  
 Pam's Book Log   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The premise is similar to that of one of my favorite Zelazny stories, "The George Business." There's a pack of rats who became sentient after eating something out of the wizards' dumpster.
Maurice is a cat who's suffered the same fate.
The rats, the cat, and a stupid-looking kid are running a Pied Piper scam-- the rats invade a town, cause meyham, and the kid shows up and plays the pipes to drive the "plague of rats" away-- for a fee.
www.physics.ucla.edu /~kor2/booklog/pratchett_maurice.html   (380 words)

  
 The SF Site Featured Review: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Ostensibly billed as a book for children, ages 9 through 12, there really is little, in terms of writing style and story, to distinguish the Amazing Maurice from previous Discworld novels.
Having enlisted the aid of a quiet and unassuming kid named Keith, this unlikely troupe have been combing the countryside, infesting towns with sudden plagues of rats that Keith, appearing conveniently at hand, is fortuitously ready to rescue in his guise of pied piper.
Through the eyes of a cat, criminal intent or ethics is a matter of perception: can't call it a crime if the victims acquiesce and participate in the theft.
www.sfsite.com /01a/az119.htm   (716 words)

  
 Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents -Terry Pratchett - Printed Books Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Maurice and his Amazing Educated Rodents is aimed at the young adult target group of readers, but I am sure many older adults (like me) enjoy reading it too.
Maurice is a very intelligent cat, who happens to be able to talk.
Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents -Terry Pratchett : Of Rats and Men.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /printed-books/amazing-maurice-and-his-educated-rodents-terry-pratchett   (434 words)

  
 Large Print Reviews - The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, by Terry Pratchett - Book Review
Maurice is a cat, a talking cat who just happens to have all the skills and the personality of a flimflam man. After meeting Keith, a foolish boy with a pipe and a knack for playing pleasing tunes, Maurice formulates his most innovative scheme by which to part gullible people from their cash.
On the surface, this is a book for young adults, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is written with the same flare as the other books in the Discworld series.
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents can be purchased directly from Ulverscroft, the parent company of ISIS Large Print.
www.largeprintreviews.com /amazmaur.html   (634 words)

  
 Desert Dreams Books: Discount Sci-Fi Books, Fantasy, Biography & More! The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Maurice and the rats have teamed up with a young lad named Keith to implement a clever moneymaking scheme.
Then Maurice and Keith appear on the scene and offer to save the day by ridding the town of its infestation for a small fee.
As Maurice and the rats battle for their very survival, a number of provocative themes surface: life after death, good versus evil, and the sacrifice of the few for the many.
www.desertdreamsbooks.com /scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=631   (384 words)

  
 Eye on Everything: Book Review: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Terry Pratchett)
Maurice, a scruffy tomcat with an eye for the main chance, has the perfect fiddle going.
He has a stupid-looking kid for a piper, and he has his very own plague of rats - rats who are strangely educated, so Maurice can no longer think of them as 'lunch'.
Since I read the Tiffany Aching books before I read this, I have to say that I wasn't as impressed with Amazing Maurice as I was with the TA ones.
eyeris.blogspot.com /2005/10/book-review-amazing-maurice-and-his.html   (837 words)

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