Terry Pratchett's the Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes
  

Terry Pratchett's the Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

Written by Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes
Illustrated by
Part of the A & C Black Musicals Series

RRP £29.99

Synopsis

Terry Pratchett's the Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes

Terry Pratchett's ingeniously upended tale of the Pied Piper, has a roving band of highly intelligent rats as its heroic protagonists. Matthew Holmes' script and songs capture the plot in a captivating musical for children to perform and everyone to enjoy. Sir Terry Pratchett's ingeniously upended tale of the Pied Piper, has a roving band of highly intelligent rats as its heroic protagonists. Matthew Holmes' script and songs capture the plot in a captivating musical for children to perform and everyone to enjoy. Under the lazily, streetwise command of Maurice, a speaking cat, the rats prepare to pull their practiced scam on the town of Bad Blintz. But something's up and our heroes are scampering straight into someone else's scam - and it's not nice. Perfect for upper primary school performances, there are parts small and large for rats - heroic, villainous and oppressed - for humans on the good side and the bad, and of course for a cat named Maurice. The complete performance pack with its photocopiable script and piano vocal score includes everything you need for rehearsing and presenting the final show, plus there's full audio support on CD so you don't need to read a note of music.

Reviews

Perfect for upper primary performances, there are parts small and large for heroes and villains!,A&C Black has thought of everything needed to make the resource attractive and easy to use - from the handy scene illustrations to the advice about costumes and production... Composer, Matthew Holmes, is an expert with catchy melodies and well-chosen lyrics with a wide range of influence from rap to Riverdance.,wonderfully captivating and brilliantly witty

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett OBE has written 38 novels in the Discworld series, the last 33 all reached no 1 in the best seller lists. In all, he has written 49 books and co-authored about 50 more. His novel Nation, for young adult readers, was adapted for the Royal National Theatre and staged in 2009. He was knighted in the 2009 New Year's Honour List 'for services to literature'. The original novel of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents was the winner of the 2001 Carnegie Megal. Matthew Holmes is an experienced children's music educator, professional musician and writer based in the UK. His works include the Christmas musical Shine and several children's hit singles in A&C Black's popular Songsheets series, including Viking Rock and Hot off the Press. He is currently a music specialist in a special needs school in Staffordshire.

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Book Info

Format

Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio
76 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Terry Pratchett, Matthew Holmes
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Publisher

A & C Black Music an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.collins.co.uk

Publication date

19th August 2011

ISBN

9781408145630


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