The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson

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From the bestselling creators of THE GRUFFALO, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Quick! Hide all your goodies! The Highway Rat's coming, and he's going to steal your snacks...

He takes clover from a rabbit, nuts from a squirrel -- he even steals his own horse's hay! Can no one stop him?

The creators of STICK MAN and A GOLD STAR FOR ZOG stand and deliver this fabulous new story of a wickedly loveable villain who gets his just deserts.
 

About Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson is currently being honored as the UK Children's Laureate, and has written many bestselling picture books and novels for young readers. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, Malcolm. Axel Scheffler's award-winning books include ROOM ON THE BROOM, THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE, and THE GRUFFALO. His illustrations have been published in more than thirty countries. He lives in London, England.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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With a tale that shares more ground with tales of Robin Hood and the Three Billy Goats Gruff than its inspiration, Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman," Donaldson and Scheffler deliver a lot of laughs.

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The team behind The Gruffalo and other titles returns with a tale of a rodent highwayman whose “manners were rough and rude,” stealing food from those he meets on the road. Things look dark for this a

Feb 11 2013 | Read Full Review of The Highway Rat

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For I am the rat of the Highway, The Highway - the Highway - Yes I am the Rat of the Highway, and whatever I want I take.

Nov 28 2012 | Read Full Review of The Highway Rat

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