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A gloriously spooky and unusual tale tells of a strange old house and the very strange family who live in it. It is a family with a difference, a small family whose size and shape have been changed over the generations leading to them, most unusually, living under the floorboards. What happens to this family, including the haunting of it by two greedy ghouls, makes a quirky adventure full of twists and turns and some unexpected surprises. Fans of The Borrowers will love it as will readers of the delightful series featuring Tumtum and Nutmeg, the mice who live in a broom cupboard!
This is an exciting and action-packed story of the Honourable Ratts - an unusual, rodent-like family who have passed their heydey. Now, their enemies have tracked them down and they must do anything they can to search for the family treasure and secure it. But with the villains on their trail, who will get there first?
|Publication date:||1st March 2009|
|Publisher:||A & C Black Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
I was born in Canada and grew up in a log cabin in Quebec. My childhood was spent playing in the forests and messing about on the Gatineau River. It was a wonderful wild time and in many ways is the source of all of my writing. Children's writers are an eccentric bunch. Someone once said they never grow up and in many ways, this is probably true in my case. I write books for children from five to fifteen years old. The ability to recall how you felt and what your world was like at a particular point in ...More About Karen Wallace