Great for age range 7-9
This is a book which all too rarely comes along. Full of imagination, strange creatures, inventions and happenings; Iâ€™ve not found a reader who hasnâ€™t absolutely adored it whether theyâ€™re 7 or 12 or 72. Illustrated quite beautifully throughout by the author this novel is a labour of love â€“ a brilliant debut - and one which will endure for its content is so special.
Welcome to Ratbridge. But beware - for there is skulduggery afoot. Arthur has fallen foul of the appalling Snatcher and is trapped alone in the town, with no way home. Meanwhile Snatcher and his men are working tirelessly in secret on a fiendish and dastardly plan to take over Ratbridge - and the world. With the help of Willbury Nibble QC, some friendly boxtrolls and cabbage-heads, Marjorie the frustrated inventor, and the rats and pirates from the Ratbridge Nautical Laundry,
can Arthur thwart Snatcher's evil plans - and find his way home?
|Publication date:||1st June 2006|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Primary Genre||Children's & YA Fiction|
Alan Snow is an English artist, working with books, animation, film and computers. He has written and illustrated over 160 books for children, including How Dogs Really Work, The Truth About Cats, and How Santa Really Works. He has also worked on a very diverse range of other projects, including work on the design of a children's science museum in Japan and the design of a project robot currently on sale worldwide.More About Alan Snow