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The rat-catcher's apprentice / Maggie Jankuloska.

The rat-catcher's apprentice / Maggie Jankuloska.
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ISBN 9781925227949 (paperback)
Author Jankuloska, Maggie author
Title The rat-catcher's apprentice / Maggie Jankuloska.
Publisher/Date ©2022
Adelaide, SA : MidnightSun Publishing, 2022.
Pagination etc. 191 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary Note It's 1665. Rats have infested homes and alleys in Marie Perrin's provincial French town. Twelve-year-old Marie is set to become a maid, although she hungers for adventure. However, one mistake alters her fate and as punishment she is forced to apprentice for an intimidating rat-catcher. Away from her parents and twin brother, and handling gnarly rat traps under Gustave Renard's unusual mentorship, Marie must overcome a new set of challenges which come after a plague enters her town. Are rats responsible for the spread of the illness? Can Marie find a way out of the bubbling danger around her? This story depicts non-traditional families, belonging and female bravery in an atmospheric historical setting. An intrepid heroine, a perilous time in plague-ridden France, a society cleaved by class division. This book is full of heart and hope with a young girl who dares to dream of a life unrestrained by her gender.
Target audience note 8-11 years old.
Subject Teenage girls -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
Household employees -- France -- Juvenile fiction
Plague -- France -- Juvenile fiction
Apprentices -- Juvenile fiction
Rats -- Juvenile fiction
Families -- Juvenile fiction
Children's stories
Historical fiction
Social problem fiction
Shelf Location JF JANK
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