The great rat festival of First Blood is approaching, by which time Fleabee, daughter of Rancid Alf, must have committed murder, or she will be killed herself. She is terrified by Jupiter, Lord of All, who will ultimately dish out the punishment, but she hasn't acquired the same blood lust that seems to possess all other rats.
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Robin Jarvis studied graphic design in Newcastle and then worked in television and advertising making model monsters and puppets. He has been a full-time writer and illustrator for some time, and has a large following among children and adults. Robin's books are consistent best-sellers and he has won several awards for his work. The Dark Portal was runner-up for the Smarties Prize in 1989.Review:
Jarvis's gleeful descriptions of life in the sewers will delight the book's more bloodthristy readers. -- tes teacher 20040924 This books begins a new Deptford series for younger children featuring the same brilliantly imagined and realised subterranean world. Scray and exciting , this book will grip readers from the very first page. -- Teaching and Learning 20040904 'Jarvis isn't afraid to paint darkness into his novels, but his narrative landscapes also include warmth and humour.' -- Scottish Sunday Herald 20041219 Jarvis is a real storyteller and the tale lends itself to some wonderfullly descriptive and amusing phrases. -- Carousel Spring 05 20041219
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Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M034085510X
Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11034085510X