Discworld - for Kids

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The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents Summary

Rats! They're everywhere: in the breadbins, dancing across tabletops, stealing pies from under the cooks' noses. So what does every town need? A good piper to lure them away.

That's where Maurice comes in. But he's only a cat (though one that talks), so although he has the ideas, he needs rats and someone to play the pipe. Who better than the kid to play the pipe? And Dangerous Beans. And Peaches. And Hamnpork (who doesn't really like what's been happening since The Change; all a rat leader really needs is to be big and stroppy, thinking is just not his thing). And Darktan. And Sardines. And all the others in the Clan.

Then they arrive in Bad Blintz, which is suffering from a plague of rats, and find there are NO rats anywhere (though the two resident rat catchers seem to have plenty of tails to show, at 50 pence per tail).

Someone else has had ideas, and Maurice is not pleased.

©2001 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2001 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

    • Discworld Book 28, (Discworld Childrens Book 1)
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    Rats! They're everywhere: in the breadbins, dancing across tabletops, stealing pies from under the cooks' noses. So what does every town need? A good piper to lure them away. That's where Maurice comes in. But he's only a cat (though one that talks).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By mollyeyre on 27-07-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Wee Free Men

    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,069
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 864
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 866

    Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned - ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk's no good for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching - a wise shepherd

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen

    • By Richard on 20-05-11

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • A Hat Full of Sky

    • Discworld Book 32, (Discworld Childrens Book 3)
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 869
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 664
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 664

    Eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching wants to be a real witch. But a real witch doesn't casually step out of her body, leaving it empty. Tiffany does, and there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Pratchett

    • By Allen Hanley on 20-04-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Wintersmith

    • Discworld Book 35, (Discworld Childrens Book 4)
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 649

    Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake... and now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - which is tough when you're 13, but also just a little bit... cool.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Tabby, age 8

    • By Madddy on 17-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • I Shall Wear Midnight

    • Discworld Book 38, (Discworld Childrens Book 5)
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 753
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 749

    Tiffany Aching, the young witch from The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, and Wintersmith is back in a new adventure featuring Discworld characters both familiar to fans (such as Tiffany, the Wee Free Men, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg) and new (meet Wee Mad Arthur, the Nac Mac Feegle on the City Watch whose only previous appearance was a brief cameo in Feet of Clay, and city witch Mrs Proust - a fabulous Pratchett creation).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Pratchett

    • By Ann on 02-12-10

    Regular price: £20.09