The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson
  

The Highway Rat

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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Best-selling author/ illustrator combination Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have teamed up for another great adventure. Many of the creatures that appear in The Gruffalo feature in this rollicking adventure of a greedy Highway Rat and how he is outwitted by a very clever duck. Axel Scheffler’s animals are as full of vivid expression as usual.

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The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson

The bestselling story is now available with a high-quality audio CD. The Highway Rat rides along the highway stealing all the travellers' food. But a crafty duck and her mysterious sister soon put an end to his crooked ways Brilliantly performed by award-winning actress, Imelda Staunton, the CD contains the full story with music, the Highway Rat Listening Game and the brand new Highway Rat song, which was written specially for this CD by Julia Donaldson.

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Donaldson’s ear for rhyme is unequalled and Scheffler’s busy, funny illustrations make this ideal for reading aloud with lots of voices and chances to join in. - Daily Mail

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffaloand The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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Book Info

Format

Mixed media product
Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-Audio
32 pages

Author

Julia Donaldson
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Author's Website

www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/

Publisher

Alison Green Books an imprint of Scholastic

Publication date

6th June 2013

ISBN

9781407132341

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