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Emil and the Sneaky Rat

Before there was Horrid Henry, there was Emil - the most mischievous child for miles!

Astrid Lindgren and Illustrator Tony Ross

Suitable for:  Girls and boys of 6-8 years. Fans of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking books and Emil and the Great Escape, as well as series such as 'Horrid Henry', 'Rainbow Fairies', 'My Naughty Little Sister' and 'Meet Just William'.

Price:  £5.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-272758-9
Publication date: 03/07/2008
Paperback: 160 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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There's a rat running amok in Emil's house, and he's determined to capture it. But hiding the rat trap just under his father's bed probably isn't ideal . . . That's just the start of Emil's adventures, which, once begun, never stop. Hens, dogs, little sisters - and adults - all flee his path. But Emil doesn't mean to be bad, it's just that trouble - and fun - follow him wherever he goes.
A collection of utterly engaging tales from one of the world's best-loved children's authors.

This page was last updated on 17 March 2020 at 04:30 GMT


  • I adored Astrid Lindgren as a child and it was wonderful to discover the hilarious and original adventures of Emil, a little boy who gets his head stuck in soup tureens and hoists his sister up a flagpole. Irresistible. - Francesca Simon, author of Horrid Henry
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