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From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President

"A witty mash-up of favorite fantasy motifs." - New York Times Book Review

"Ratscalibur is funny, it's scary, and it's sweet, like life. But it has talking rats and magic, so it's better than life." - Jimmy Fallon

"Full of clever dialogue and hilarious puns...Don't be surprised if this novel achieves best-seller status." - BOOKLIST

"The only way I could've liked this more is if I were eleven." - Ira Glass

"A charming take on an old favorite." - Publishers Weekly


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?



About the Author

Josh Lieb

Josh Lieb is a very, very nice man who writes books and TV and movies. He was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, and he is a fan of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, which makes him a stronger and deeper and more interesting soul than most people. It makes him a poet. As a teenager, he spent his summers working at grocery stores in Omaha, Nebraska, where he has family. He went to Harvard for college, and was a pretty lousy student, but he joined the Lampoon, which is the famous humor magazine there, and made a lot of friends. Then he went into TV writing because it looked easy and lucrative. He was sort of right. Mr. Lieb has served as an Executive Producer or Co-Executive Producer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, NewsRadio, and The Simpsons. Some of his movie scripts have gotten turned into not-so-great movies but you shouldn't blame him for that. You should buy the movies! They aren't as bad as they look. His debut novel, "I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President" made it to the New York Times bestseller list. It is a great book. A great, great book. It is probably the best book. It was written for a Young Adult audience, but is meant to be read by adults as well. He's writing the sequel right now. He is married and has some kids and some dogs and a cat and a turtle.



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