The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat


Paperback (05 Oct 2017)

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From the bestselling author and illustrator duo of The Gruffalo!

'Give me your buns and your biscuits!

Give me your chocolate eclairs!

For I am the Rat of the highway,

and the Rat Thief never shares!'


Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food.

Clover from a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's hay.

Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning duck?

  • This edition has shiny purple foil on the cover - released to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2018.
  • A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman'
  • The Highway Rat is now a gorgeous animated film produced by Magic Light and was screened on BBC1 Christmas Day 2017.
  • From the ceators of The Gruffalo, Stick Man and ZOG, which have also been made into animated films by Magic Light and shown on BBC1 over Christmas.
  • Zog and the Flying Doctors will show on BBC1 in December 2020.

About the Publisher

Alison Green Books

Alison Green Books

Scholastic is an award-winning publisher of original children's books. Scholastic publishes more than 600 new hardcover, paperback, and novelty books each year. The list includes the phenomenally successful publishing properties Harry Potter? and Captain Underpants?, the beloved series Clifford The Big Red Dog?, Goosebumps?, The 39 Clues?, I Spy?, Bone, The Magic School Bus?, Fly Guy, Geronimo Stilton, and The Hunger Games trilogy.

Book information

ISBN: 9781407174563
Publisher: Scholastic
Imprint: Alison Green Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 12162
Number of pages: 32 unnumbered
Weight: 218g
Height: 252mm
Width: 281mm
Spine width: 7mm