Episode # 15

Ratscalibur

Josh Lieb

The Tonight Show showrunner reinvents the Excalibur legend—with rats!. Read More »

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5/05/15
Hardcover
192
$16.99
1595142428
9781595142429
8 to 12 / 3 to 7
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Ratscalibur

When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent. At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self. The city streets call to him at night. Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing. (A chicken bone? Yes! A squashed cockroach? Like perfume!) And wow, the freedom! But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy. Joey has unwittingly unlocked Ratscalibur; and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom. But what does an eleven-year-old know about actual swordplay? And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat?


Josh Lieb is the producer and showrunner of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He won seven Emmy Awards as writer and producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written and produced multiple other television shows, including The Simpsons and NewsRadio. His novel I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President was a New York Times best seller. He’s married with two children and lots of animals. Follow him on Twitter @JoshLieb9. .