The Hourable Ratts are a distinguished family whose ancestors appeared at a time when witches were commonplace and giants roamed the land. They built their ancestral home, Clawfoot Hall, and they began collecting the Great Ratt Hoard - that is, any and every item of gold they could lay their hands on. At the time of this story, the Ratts are diminished in size and stature and w live under the floorboards of Clawfoot Hall. Then one day, everything changes. The ancient enemies of the Ratts have tracked them down and they are looking for ...the Great Ratt Hoard. The future of the Ratts is at stake. They must protect their inheritance at all costs. This is an exciting and action-packed story of the unusual, rodent-like family and their search for treasure with villains on their trail.
Karen Wallace is an award-winning author of children's books. Her first novel for older readers, Raspberries on the Yangtze (Simon & Schuster) was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. The first in her series for younger readers, The Crunchbone Castle Chronicles, published by A&C Black, was selected for the Summer Reading Challenge in 2006. The Goosepimple Bay Sagas was a World Book Day recommended read in 2008 and Li Fu's Great Aim was chosen for the recent Boys into Books promotion.