Walter By Barbara Wersba; Illustrated by Donna Diamond


The Story of a Rat

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ISBN: 9781590789483


Published by (2012-09-01)

Two lonely creatures find that companionship is closer than they thought in this charming tale of friendship

This is the story of a writer and a reader. The writer is a person. The reader is a rat. They share an old house on Long Island, but have never met. How these two lonely creatures discover one another is the essence of this story.

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 12.95 CAD / 8.95 USD
Published: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 9781590789483
Page Count: 64
Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 8-1/4

"Those with a love of words will enjoy the way Wersba shows Walter sneaking up on a friendship with the elusive but observant author. Like Richard Kennedy's Come Again in the Spring (HarperCollins, 1976) or Randall Jarrell's The Bat-Poet (S & S, 1967), this book gives readers some writing to remember and a chance to view the world from a different perspective." --School Library Journal

* "A small but very nearly perfect gem." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Beautiful. . . . Moving and unpretentious. . . . Lovely." --Booklist