A Discworld Story for Young Readers.
Maurice, an amazing cat who has survived four years on the toughest streets in the whole of the Discworld, reckons that rats are dumb. Clever, okay, but dumb. Maurice, however, is smart. Smart enough to recognise that there's a new kind of rat around - rats who have been eating wizards' rubbish and can now talk. Smart enough to get a pretty amazing idea when he spots a stupid-looking kid playing the flute . . .
Now Maurice has his very own "plague of rats" - and his own Pied Piper. And his money-bags are getting fuller and fuller. Until the group reach the farflung village of' Uberwald. That's where the rats begin to complain. They want this to be their job. It's also where Maurice meets Malicia Grim - a young girl who thinks life works like a fairy-tale. But strangest of all, it's where they can't find any ordinary rats. Or rather, just the one . . . Could someone be playing games?