The captivating sequel to a Rat's Tale
Randal Reese-Rat is mad with jealousy, believing Montague Mad-Rat has stolen Isabel, his former bride-to-be. His feelings are no secret on his wharf, and when an unthinkable crime is perpetrated against Izzy and Monty on their wedding night, Randal is the prime suspect. Now on the lam, with a price on his head and thugs on his tail, Randal involves animal friends of his in a perfect and horrible revenge on the whole rat colony. But his plans are hopelessly complicated when a new rat enters his life, an exotic she-rat who shares his unusual interest in non-rat species -- and who also happens to be a cousin of his nemesis.
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Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Tor Seidler grew up in Vermont and later, Seattle, Washington, in both of which places his parents were involved in the theater. Encouraged by his family's love of the arts, Mr. Seidler studied English literature at Stanford University, and at the age of twenty-seven his first book, The Dulcimer Boy, was published, launching his celebrated career as a writer.
Over the past twenty years, Mr. Seidler has become one of the most important voices in children's fiction with such classics as, A Rat's Tale, The Wainscott Weasel, an ALA Notable Book, Terpin, and Mean Margaret, which was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award in 1997. He currently lives in New York City.
Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Bedtime for Bear, which he also wrote, to the New York Times–bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket to the glorious picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Randal Reese-Rat had a smile on his snout, too, when he woke up the next day. After two weird, woozy weeks in bed, drifting in and out of consciousness, Randal could tell the poison had finally worked its way through his system.
He was tucked in a slipper in his family's crate: crate 8, Wharf 62. He was in the guest room instead of up in his own attic room so his mother wouldn't have to climb too many stairs while looking after him -- though in truth he wouldn't have let them take him up to his room anyway. He kept a padlock, picked up from a pack rat, on his door and never let anyone in, not his sister, not even his parents.
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