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"When Joey is bitten by a rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent, and unwittingly unlocks the sword Ratscalibur"--
Publisher: New York, New York :, Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA),, [2015]
ISBN: 9781595142429
Branch Call Number: J FIC LIEB
Characteristics: 170 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lintern, Tom - Illustrator


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repic Mar 13, 2019

I really enjoyed this twist on a very familiar tale. I recommend it. Hits the mark and entertains completely with compelling dialogue and danger.

Sep 24, 2016

My 8 year old granddaughter and I have been reading Ratscalibur. Both of us are really enjoying it (I read ahead after her bedtime because it was so exciting!) We would definitely recommend it to other kids who like adventure stories with kids in the protagonist role. The characters in Ratscalibur are engaging and the story (which takes place over just a few days) is very well written.

SPL_Childrens Jun 23, 2016

A review of this book can be found in the "Summary" section.

Oct 06, 2015

I enjoyed the story even though it wasn't unique. I thought the plot and characters were well developed and well done. Nice story of friendship and being brave with a 'King Arthur' feel. (Excalaibur = Ratscalibur)


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SPL_Childrens Jun 23, 2016

Deeds of derring-do and bravery are performed in this book not by human knights, but by rodents - specifically, rats.
Using inventive, witty wording, author Josh Lieb reimagines the traditional King Arthur story as set in the legendary world of Avalon ("Ravalon"). Ravalon is the underworld of rodents, where ragick (magic) is practised by ragicians (magicians). One of the ragicians changes a human boy into a rat charged with helping the kingdom.
The boy is Joey, who has just moved to the city with his mom when he encounters Gondorff, a rat.
Fans of Brian Jacques' fantasy series ("Mossflower") would very likely enjoy this clever, entertaining chapter book.
** Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.


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