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Ratscalibur

Ratscalibur The New York Times bestselling author of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President reinvents the Excalibur legend with rats When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat he goes

  • Title: Ratscalibur
  • Author: Josh Lieb
  • ISBN: 9781595142429
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The New York Times bestselling author of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President reinvents the Excalibur legend with rats When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh grader to three inch tall rodent At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self The city streets call to him at night Smells that would have repelledThe New York Times bestselling author of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President reinvents the Excalibur legend with rats When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh grader to three inch tall rodent At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self The city streets call to him at night Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing A chicken bone Yes A squashed cockroach Like perfume And wow, the freedom But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy Joey has unwittingly unlocked the sword Ratscalibur and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom But what does an eleven year old know about actual swordplay And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat

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    1. Una aventura divertida para los nuevos lectores, a la que no le falta algún que otro guiño para los no tan nuevos («I am Gondorff the Gray")

    2. I need half stars!! (4.5, to be precise!)Joey the human is turned into a rat by Gondorff the Grey, and proceeds to pull the spork from the scone, wielding Ratscalibur like a pro and signalling the salvation of Ravalon! We all know I like books about mice. This is fact. Ignoring that fact, this book is hilarious. Very nearly every page turn refreshes the laughter. It is cheesy humor that tends to suit the pun-inclined, it is typical male-chosen-one-based-on-epic-fantasy (and especially Arthurian [...]

    3. Joey moved to the city with his Mom when she found a better job so she could take care of him better. Joey didn't want to move to a big city but he went where his mother went. Her brother, Uncle Patrick came to visit and brought a present for Joey, a rat in a cage. As it turns out the rat could speak to Joey and was named Gondorff the Gray. Gondorff was a ragician which is a rats version of a magician. Gondorff's kingdom needed help and he asked Joey to volunteer to help. Joey agreed and before [...]

    4. Lieb is a TV guy – he produces Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight show. So this is new territory for him, and I loved it. Ratscalibur is a kind of mashup of King Arthur Legends, LOTR, and Brian Jacques’ classic Redwall novels. Lots of action, lots of fun.Joey turns into a rat after he is bitten by a talking one; he must deliver a message to the Rat King, and in so doing, he tangles with all sorts of predators – cats, crows, and wild rats. His weapon is Ratscalibur, a spork that has been stuck in a b [...]

    5. At only 171 pages long, Ratscalibur is a concise little fantasy novel, and although it is very formulaic, it’s still fun and goofy. It’s perfect for a reluctant reader that would like to be entertained by, and lost in some cinematic rat magic adventure.While there are plenty of illustrations, I wish they would’ve been cleaned up much, much more, as it typically came off as too messy for me, anyway. Granted, I read the ARC, but having flipped through the finished copy, I don't think it was [...]

    6. Joey has just moved to the city with his mom. He doesn’t like it. It’s dirty and smelly and strange. Even stranger was Uncle Patrick bringing Joey a pet rat. This rat is rather odd, just laying in the cage. Not even nibbling at the bite of turkey Joey offered. Stranger still when the rat began talking. Then the rat asked for Joey’s finger.This is a fun story full of Ragic, Squagic, and a little Magic. It’s a little like A Rat in King Arthur’s Court, but you’re going to have to read i [...]

    7. My 10 year old chose this book at the library for me to read to her. We both enjoyed the adventures Joey had as a rat in the city. While I can't say I would have read it without my daughter, it was a good read. There was mystery and excitement and the female characters had good roles in the adventure.

    8. 2018 intermediate Nutmeg nominee, fantasy, city, rats, movingJoey and his mom move to New York City for her new job. Joey is uncomfortable with the move. Will the boys across the street be friendly? His uncle Pat gives him a rat to help with the adjustment, but when the rat turns out to be ragical, Joey sets off on an adventure.

    9. This is my 9 year old daughter's second favorite book. It's such a cute spin off of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone. There were parts that seemed to drone on a bit but overall a fun story with clever language!

    10. It was a fun book, but a bit predictable for me. Still, if you like stories like the Sword and the Stone, you'll probably really enjoy this one!

    11. This is one of the Nutmeg books this year. A cute story that is a mash up of Arthurian Legends and Lord of the Rings with animals - mostly rats. Light and fun with some bad puns.

    12. It's Sword in the Sone/Lord of the Rings with rats. What's not to love? This is so much fun, and I hope to see more.

    13. Fun magical adventures in the lower world of NYC. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this story and look forward to more.

    14. It was pretty good. It was kind of hard to follow and you really have to stretch out your imagination to enjoy the book. But it was entertaining to read.

    15. Decent book for younger readers. A twist on King Arthur and the sword in the stone. Young boy turned into a rat and saves the rat kingdom by pulling a spork from a scone. So scary scenes with magic and jousting, but nothing middle school readers can handle. Another example of fractured fairytale, but best suited for 5th grade.

    16. A super cute retelling of the Arthurian legends. So many adorable jokes! And it's quite child-friendly so no one dies and the heroes win.

    17. It was fine for a fantasy adventure with talking animals. Not my cup of tea. And Uncle Patrick calling Joey "honcho" was very annoying. However, the twist with the villain was definitely interesting.Wondering how they will explain everything to Mom?

    18. Frank Kafka's Metamorphosis meets the Legend of King Arthur, for kids. The boy becomes a rat and manages a quest to save the world. Brilliant fun!

    19. An interesting adventure book about loyalty and friendship. An eleven year old is accidently turned into a rat and gets pulled into defending the rat king when he pulls a special sword from an old scone.

    20. When a rat magician bites Joey and turns him into a rat as well, Joey enters a previously invisible part of New York City that’s part Arthurian legend and part Redwall.Mr. Lieb’s previous book occupies a special place in my reader’s heart (somewhat ironic, given the book’s megalomaniac main character), and I’ve been eagerly awaiting his second outing.Ratscalibur, like its predecessor, overflows with creativity. But I otherwise didn’t love it.One of the first things that struck me – [...]

    21. "The Spork in the Scone!" "He's drawn the Spork from the Scone!" And that's how Joey becomes a hero. Okay, maybe the explanation should start a little earlier than that event. Joey is a boy who has just moved into the city with his mother, because she is starting a new job. So far, he is not very impressed with the garbage on the sidewalks and the bars on the apartment windows. His Uncle Patrick comes to visit and brings Joey a pet rat. What they don't realize is that the rat is actually Gondorf [...]

    22. I feel like this is definitely towards my pigeonholed readers. I'm not a big King Arthur/Merlin fan, BUT, I LOVED reading any type of animal stories based around the legends. This book was like a mismatch of those tales, Lord of the Rings, and every epic fantasy. It was super fun as an adult to smirk at all the play on words/names of characters and situations. The graphics of the books helped tell the story and would definitely work to readers to connect with the story. I just felt overall, the [...]

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