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The Christmas Rat

(2000)
A novel by

 


A boy, a rat, and an exterminator --
three players in a game of survival.


Christmas vacation is supposed to be a blast. Or so Eric thinks. But with all his friends either sick in bed or out of town, Eric's getting more bored by the hour.

Then he meets Anje Gabrail, exterminator.

Anje's got all the normal stuff an exterminator needs -- roach powders and smoke bombs -- but he also carries some extra equipment: a crossbow and metal-tipped arrows that can penetrate concrete walls and will annihilate any creature with which they come in contact. Anje's number one target? Rats.

To Eric, this guy is creepy but fascinating. So, with nothing better to do, he joins Anje on a mission to destroy the rat living in the basement of his apartment building.

But as Christmas Day draws nearer and the temperature outside keeps dropping, things in the basement go from weird to deadly. And Eric learns how valuable life truly is.

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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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ISBN: 1-4395-2817-9 / 978-1-4395-2817-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-08-11
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December 2002 : USA Turtleback

Title: The Christmas Rat
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-606-25506-0 / 978-0-606-25506-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 2002 : USA Library Binding
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ISBN: 0-613-88162-1 / 978-0-613-88162-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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October 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Christmas Rat
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-689-83842-5 / 978-0-689-83842-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Christmas Rat (Aladdin Fantasy)
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-689-83843-3 / 978-0-689-83843-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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September 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Christmas Rat
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-689-83638-4 / 978-0-689-83638-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's
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2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Christmas Rat
Author(s): Mizuhito Kanehara Avi
ISBN: 0-439-29609-9 / 978-0-439-29609-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
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Audio Editions

January 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Christmas Rat
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Christmas Rat
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Publisher: Recorded Books
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2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Christmas Rat
Author(s): Avi
ISBN: 0-7887-4724-X / 978-0-7887-4724-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Christmas Rat (Aladdin Fantasy)
Author(s): Avi
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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