THE RAT RACE: The Amazing Adventures of Anton B. Stanton by Colin McNaughton

THE RAT RACE: The Amazing Adventures of Anton B. Stanton

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One of those far-fetched but matter-of-fact little stories from England, this tells of a tiny Tom Thumb type named Anton B. Stanton, who, out of mere curiosity, follows a rat through his hole and into a rat city, where the king has him imprisoned for a spy. But a race is approaching; the winner will be king for a day; Anton gets permission to enter and starts training in his cell. During the event a rat cheat named Gruffaw beats him out but is disqualified; Anton is declared the winner and ends his ""lovely day as king of the rats"" by pardoning himself and setting off for home. An inconsequential pleasantry, in period costume.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1978
Publisher: Doubleday