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Oh Rats! The Story of Rats and People

ISBN13: 9780525477624
ISBN: 0525477624
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $16.99
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Published Date:
Pages: 48
Average Goodreads rating: 3.78/5 (439 ratings)

Able to claw straight up a brick wall, squeeze through a pipe the width of a quarter, and gnaw through iron and concrete, rats are also revealed in this fascinating book to be incredibly intelligent and capable of great compassion. Weaving science, history, culture, and folklore, awardwinning writer Albert Marrin offers a look at rats that goes from curious to repulsive, horrifying to comic, fearsome to inspiring. Arresting blackand- white scratchboard illustrations with bold red accents add visual punch to this study of a creature that has annoyed, disgusted, nourished, and intrigued its human neighbors throughout the centuries.