Rats on the Range and Other Stories by James Marshall

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This companion volume to "Rats on the Roof" contains eight stories about zany animal characters. Read about the rat family who book a holiday on a ranch, only to find their hosts are rat-terriers who say they are vegetarians, a pig who learns table manners and a mouse who keeps house for a cat.
 

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Published June 7, 1993 by Dial. 80 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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The author-illustrator of a fine array of comical easy readers, picture books, and creatively retold nursery tales adopts a new genre.

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Eight more merry, interrelated tales of mishap and just deserts for readers of Rats On the Roof: unpleasant surprises await both housekeeper "Miss Mouse," who discovers that her new employer is a cat, and (in the title story) the vacationing Waldo Rat family when they find out that their dude ran...

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In seven illustrated stories of varying size and levels of sophistication, this Caldecott Honor artist introduces an array of lively anthropomorphized animals in amusing predicaments.

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Still, there is plenty of trademark Marshall zaniness and incongruity to surprise and delight, and this well-loved author's many fans will welcome this posthumous gift.

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