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The Road to Ratenburg

The Road to Ratenburg
 

A charming ratty fable about family by a much-loved writer and illustrator pair. A family of rats is forced to leave their home, so sets out to find the fabled city of Ratenburg. Along the way they outwit vicious dogs, tricky rat traps, and sharp-beaked hawks, and make some very ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781776570751
Barcode 9781776570751
Published 1 April 2016 by Gecko Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cowley, Joy
Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin
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ISBN-13 9781776570751
ISBN-10 1776570758
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Publication Date 1 April 2016
International Publication Date 1 March 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cowley, Joy
Illustrated by Bishop, Gavin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 212g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 631754

Description of this Book

A family of rats is forced to leave their home, so sets out to find the fabled city of Ratenburg. Along the way they outwit vicious dogs, tricky rat traps and sharp-beaked hawks, and make some very dangerous crossings. The rat familys adventures test their character and grow bonds between sisters and brothers, family friends, mum and dad. Narrating the tale is Spinnaker Rat, an Edwardian-style father, full of wisdom about the ways of the world, who finds himself learning more than he expected.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best-loved writers for children and adults, with an international reputation. She has won a multitude of awards and honours for her bestselling books, including the Prime Ministers Award for contribution to literature. She was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018. Gavin Bishop ONZM, Tainui, Ngati Awa, is a leading New Zealand illustrator. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. He has written for television and theatre, as well as a libretti for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. His awards include New Zealand Children's Picture Book of the Year in 2000.

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