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Beck, W. H.


New York : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012

IL 5-8, RL 3.8

ISBN 0547681003

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Imagine being a rat. Not just any rat, but one that became the class pet because the teacher thought the class was getting a mouse! That is how Malcolm came to be the class pet.  Under false pretences…. But it wasn’t his fault.  When Malcolm discovers the Midnight Academy, a secret society of classroom pets at McKenna School,  he also discovers he must keep his identity secret. After all, who trusts a rat? When strange events occur, and the Academy’s leader,  the iguana, disappears, Malcolm is determined to prove his innocence and prove even rats can be good guys. Or can they?  (Booktalk by Catherine Ryan, GSF Committee )

SUBJECTS:      Rats as pets -- Fiction.

                        Pets -- Fiction.

                        Animals -- Fiction.

                        Schools -- Fiction.

                        Secret societies -- Fiction.

                        Humorous stories.

                        Mystery and detective stories.

                        Mystery fiction.

                        Humorous fiction.

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