I Was A Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers
An intriguing and exciting tale about a rat who turned into a little boy and couldn't change back again, in this fairy story from master storyteller Philip Pullman.
'I WAS A RAT!' So insists Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he NOW?
A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers? A money-spinning fairground freak? A champion wriggler and a downy card? Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. Only one of them knows who Roger really is. And luckily a story about her can sell even more newspapers than one about a rat-boy ...
Praise for I Was A Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers
Philip Pullman has produced a perfectly shaped story here, a fairy tale, an adventure, a parody and certainly a book that shines, surprises and has the reader hooked from beginning to end.Literacy and Learning