Meet the Rat: A dancing, football-playing gangster-baiting ten-year-old.
When she foresaw her father's death, she picked up her football and decided to head for New York.
Meet her older brother Bob: Protector of the Rat, but more often her follower, he is determined to find their uncle in America and discover a new life for them both. On their adventures across the flatlands of Winnipeg and through the exciting streets of New York, Bob and the Rat make friends with a hilarious con man and a famous rap star, and escape numerous dangers.
But is their Uncle a rich business man, or is the word on the street, that he something more sinister, true? And will they ever find him? Hughes has created a funny, warm, unique world that lives and breathes.
Like I Capture the Castle, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Curious Incident, Hughes' story and characters will resonate for many and for years to come.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 29/04/2010
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9781849162951