The Christmas Rat

The Christmas Rat

by Avi

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Overview

A boy, a rat, and an exterminator —
three players in a game of survival.

Christmas vacation is supposed to be a blast. Or so Eric thinks. But with all his friends either sick in bed or out of town, Eric's getting more bored by the hour.
Then he meets Anje Gabrail, exterminator.
Anje's got all the normal stuff an exterminator needs — roach powders and smoke bombs — but he also carries some extra equipment: a crossbow and metal-tipped arrows that can penetrate concrete walls and will annihilate any creature with which they come in contact. Anje's number one target? Rats.
To Eric, this guy is creepy but fascinating. So, with nothing better to do, he joins Anje on a mission to destroy the rat living in the basement of his apartment building.
But as Christmas Day draws nearer and the temperature outside keeps dropping, things in the basement go from weird to deadly. And Eric learns how valuable life truly is.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689838439
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Series: Aladdin Fantasy Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at Avi-Writer.com.

Date of Birth:

December 23, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

University of Wisconsin; M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University, 1964

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